Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fushia in Recycled Pots

Well what's a person to do? Too wet to tromp around
outdoors from the rains we have been having. I am trying
to just take the rain all in stride because I know here it
will go from one extreme to another and we will have our
drought spell coming. Can this be June? We had our hot
humid days in the 80's with the air conditioners on and
then wham we got another cool wet spell in the 60's where
we are having to turn on the heat.
Ohio weather, where whatever can happen will.
So this person will take the time to catch up
on the garden blogs and there is always cleaning the house,
yuk! I find the older I get the less everything in my house
has to spotless and everything in its place. ;-)

I am trying a couple of Fushia's for the first time. I am hoping
they will like me and not try to commit to the compost pile.
If anyone has some special tips on growing them I am all ears
and the Fushia's will appreciate the guidance I am sure.

I am always on the lookout for any containers to grow flowers
in and I love recycling or reusing things that can be used for
growing flowers . I found this old basket which I believe may
have been an old funeral basket and painted it a cream color
and stuck a pink fushia and some moss around it. Will the Fushia
like the damp moss around or not? Maybe I need an ivy plant in
the basket also to climb around the handle?

I saw this pitcher and bowl set at the Goodwill store for a
couple of bucks and thought it would make a nice planter.
I stuck this white and lavender Fushia in the pitcher and
a variegated ivy in the bowl. I think the colors will go with
the pitcher and the ivy will spread out nicely when they
take off growing.

Happy Gardening Everyone!


Tatyana said...

Hi Lona! I like both arrangemets, they are lovely! I started to grow fuschia about 3 years ago. Easy, easy, easy. I have several hardy F., but Double Otto is my favorite. This year, I planted two tree F., they should grow tall. Also,I planted two not hardy F.this year. Again, it looks like one of the easiest plants to grow. Good luck with yours!

Becca's Dirt said...

Hi Lona - the fuschia looks good in those containers. I like your pitcher and bowl that you found at the local goodwill. Finding a bargain just makes you feel good.

Anonymous said...

That blue pitcher and bowl brings back memories to me. I wished I could find one like it here. My Mother-in-law made one for each of her kids when they got married. She was sick when David and I got married and was not able to make one. Everytime I see one I think of her.


Darla said...

I could use Fuschia tips myself. I know they are heavy feeders, like every other watering and they do not like to dry out. Our weather is rainy!! A tornado tore the roof off of the elementary school today where my husband has been a construction superintendent for two years. He was terrified!! Now to fix the school they have been working on for so long....Give thanks to God that no one was hurt!!

Jesikarena said...

The wicker basket and the Fushcia should be really interesting when it grows up!

Phoenix C. said...

What a wonderful planter the pitcher and bowl set makes! Good luck with the fuschias.

(Creative Country Mom) said...

I love it! I am always looking for yard-sale finds for my porch and garden. They both are so pretty. I use a bunch of baskets too. Love it! ~Brooke

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I've grown fuchsias in containers for a long time and I really don't do too much special for them. They do like it shady and don't like to dry out, so the moss might help. Some of mine will overwinter and sprout from the dirt in spring. I never pull mine out until the next year just to see if they will return. I like how both look in their containers.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Very creative, great ideas.


Tootsie said...

these look fantastic! I love the pitcher idea!

spookydragonfly said...

Both of your creations are so very pretty, Lona! Love, love, love fuchsia...good luck with them. Never had any luck myself. Happy June!

Linda said...

I had to smile at your temperatures - when it reaches 60 degrees here we turn OFF the heating!

Heather said...

The pitcher and bowl look so nice planted like that. I would never have thought of either one. Clever and attractive.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love it when someone takes an item and re-invents its purpose to create something beautiful as you've done here. I've never seen the lavender and white type before. I like it!

Balisha said...

Hi Lona,
That basket is going to be really pretty. I think the addition of an ivy would look nice. I have a large, blue, round, pottery container...I had hubby drill holes in the bottom. I may steal your idea.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I love the fuschia in the white basket. I bought a fushia this year too but put it in a pot that is way too large. Looking at it now I know it will never look right. Maybe I'll look for a basket like yours and move it.

Love the clematis on the previous post. I ended up with light blue, purple and a dark wine which are nice but would have loved one in that vivid magenta color.

Tootsie said...

copy away live so far away no one would ever know!! lol
unlike my little sister...who will eventually have the exact same garden as me! lol....and she shamelessly brags it too!
have a great weekend...can't wait to see what you do next!

GartenGrl at Cool Garden Things said...

I really like what you are doing in the garden. These are fun ideas...