I hope everyone came through the storms in good condition.
We were thankful for just the rain here and no high winds.
After the storms passed then the electricity went out… go figure that one out. LOL!
So many of my roses have the blooms knocked off now with exception of this Crimson Bouquet rose. It is another reason I love this rose. It has it all, fragrance, disease resistant, smells divine and has long lasting blooms.
Two new Pelargoniums or geraniums this year are,
“Very Rosy” on the left and a variegated one called “Wilhlem Lannguth”. I just cannot resist geraniums and add a couple new ones each spring that I have to eventually drag to the basement in the fall to overwinter. When will I learn? LOL!
The Lightneing Bugs are out now everywhere and I love looking at them in the evenings twinkling over the nearby yards and fields.
My little fella here has his own in a jar which lights up at dark.
I obtained a couple of great old two step ladders last week from some great friends so I played around with them this week.
As you can tell I was in a playful mood and wanted funky colors to paint them. And this color did match my little birdhouse planter.
I will add other containers and tweak it up a bit. The other ladder is a flamingo pink.
In my Shade Window boxes this year I planted Lime Potato Vines, New Guinea Impatiens, Molten Lava Coleus and a couple white and green Caladium bulbs. I cannot wait for them all to grow in and spill over.
In this old venue I planted Vinca and a Lectranthus vine.
Yes I am a junk repurpose gardener and I love old things. If it holds dirt or I can make it hold dirt I will use it or plant in it. My family have learned to ask “Can you plant in this” before they throw anything away. LOL!
I also got this white barstool at a yard sale and turned it into a plant holder. Now when everything grows and starts blooming this collection should look pretty. There is Lantana plants that over wintered in the basement and also vining Snapdragons. In the foot tub I have Elephant Ears and a Burgundy Potato vine. A “Chaste Tree” I over winter in the basement is also setting in behind. In the washtub is angelonia, petunias, fan flowers and potato vines. I will post more pictures as they grow in and bloom this summer. There is also a small Butterfly Bush planted in the middle which one day I hope will hide the well pipe.
God Bless and Happy Gardening,