|Photo by Paul Joseph|
When the danger of a frost has ended, I go to the nursery, load up my cart with pretty flowers and head home to plant. Everything looks really great ... for awhile. Then some issues start to arise.
My jackmanii clematis seems to be withering on my arbor, and upon further inspection, I realize my husband has gotten a bit overzealous with the weed wacker and severed it from its roots.
The surviving flowers are choked by the summer heat. I can't keep up with the watering, deadheading and fertilizing, and eventually, I lose the battle. I look out at my pathetic flowers, and I can't wait for Fall so I can replace them with mums.
Yet, despite my sordid past with flowers, here I am today dreaming of what I'll do with the garden this year. The first thing I want to do is replace my front entry planters. I currently have these hayrack planters...
The front of our house gets full afternoon sun, and while I love these planters, they dry out very quickly. I'd like to replace them with a larger square planter. Perhaps like this...
|Devonshire of Palm Beach|
But not that exact one, because it's at little out of my budget at $2,200. This one is also really cool, also out of the budget, and heavy...
I'm sure I can find something in my price range that will work. When I do, I'd love to plant a boxwood topiary with flowers underneath. Something similar to this...
Here are some photos that are inspiring me...
I admit it. I'm a serial plant killer. But, I'm trying to change my ways. What about you... Do you have a green thumb? What are you planting this year?