Today I'm off work for a "mental health day"....just kidding...that's teacher language for "I NEED A BREAK"! Really I took off to plant some flowers. My good teacher friend Rhonda (who is also planting lots of potted flowers for L's wedding that we get to borrow...I love her and owe her) is going to be a big help. She said Home Depot had lots of flowers in L's colors in great shape and great prices. So yesterday after school, I buzzed up there and bought a great quantity (impatiens, geraniums, petunias, alyssum, fern fillers, etc) . A nice young girl helped me load. She finally said, "You must like flowers, and you must like this color (coral/salmon)!!" I explained that were for a backyard wedding (Backyard Chic) and she got quite excited. I think she wanted to come home and help me plant, serve at the guestbook, and dance with us under the stars!!! L....can I add her to the guest list???????
So here they are on my porch anxiously awaiting me to come outside to turn them into beauty in a pot. I think I need Rhonda for that!! But I'm getting ready to head out and tackle the potting soil, pots, hose, etc. And I'm curious.....what are your tips to make pots full and beautiful in 6 weeks??? Can't wait to hear from you!!
The blue hydrangea and the knockout rose bush are not in the color palette, but they're two of my favorite plants. So they're for ME!!
Then I stopped by Wally World last night and these puppies were just off the truck still in the bag....when I got them home and cut the bags off, they just fell open as if to say "DA DAH"...and $10 each...now that's a bargain. I've tried hanging pots on my looking front porch (it faces north) and they never look good. My sis in law T puts them on her porch facing north and they are massive, full, colorful, and gorgeous. I've tried .... I can't do it!! So I gave up and went to Boston ferns. They do great, give it a nice Southern flair and L's wants them there too. So ............
I hope to post the "AFTER" pictures later....Watch for them in wedding shots!!!
I'm off to tackle the mess!!