My post for this beautiful day in May is Container Gardening Ideas. Yes, summer is around the corner, and now is the time to get ready for planting your pretty containers. Well, I have quite a few simple flower pots around our patios and so here is a peek into our planters.
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A Gathering of Gardeners
So, I have another treat for you, and I was recently invited by Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyle to participate in one of their annual garden tours. This spring, I started planning for this tour, and I sure hope you like what I have to share. But, I have a double treat for you since five other talented bloggers are sharing their container garden ideas as well. Ok, you can find the list of bloggers at the end of this post, so when you arrive at the bottom check out all their inspiring gardens.
Container Garden ideas
Container Garden Ideas: Ceramic Pots
About a month and a half ago, I planted this pot and filled with the green Sweet Potato Vines as well as a Hosta, Impatiens, Lambs Ear, and Campanula Deep Blue. So most of these flowers are shade-loving plants. Also, a few of these plants are deer resistant plants since our resident deer love to help themselves to our flowers in our front yard. I do spray them with deer repellent since I read that no plant is really deer resistant. Also a side note, we have drip irrigation going to our two ceramic pots.
A few deer resistant plants:
Boxwood, Coleus, Daylily, Digitalis, Bleeding Heart, Dusty Miller, Foxgloves, Hardy Geranium, Hostas, Lambs Ear. Lavender, Pansies, Peony, Petunias, Rosemary, Sage, Snapdragons
Container Garden Ideas: Baskets
Well, until my husband plants my beautiful hydrangea plant in our garden, I housed it in this lovely wicker basket. I love the combination of hydrangeas and baskets. We have three flower beds full of hydrangeas, and this spring we planted quite a few, and I’m patiently waiting for their gorgeous blue and purple blossoms. So far, our deer haven’t figured out how to jump our garden fences.
I just posted my outdoor living space post, and this is one of the patios that I have decorated. Our yard is quite big, and so we have divided it into quite a few rooms.
Note the outdoor hanging lights. My husband installed them, and he had me take photos of his DIY project so, hopefully, I’ll get that post published soon since he keeps asking me. If you are interested in my outdoor DIY projects, check out our deck DIY.
Container Garden Ideas: Drought Resistant Plants
These Yucca plants are the perfect plants for our scorching hot pool deck. This spot gets tons of sun during the summer, and we need drought-resistant plants. We have two Yuccas, and luckily they have survived our blazing hot summers.
Drought Resistant Plants’
Asters, Bearded Iris, Dianthus, Echinacea, Foxgloves, Larkspur, Lilacs, Morning Glory, Sedum, Sunflowers, Tulips, Yarrow, and Yucca.
Ok, since I forget to water anything, not on our sprinkler system, I have to go with drought-resistant plants and so I have a few succulents around our yard in containers. But, recently, I got this idea to make a succulent container when I spied a basket of succulents at our local Whole Foods store. They had a tiny hanging one, and it was pretty expensive. So, I got my creative hat on and created this fun basket. Stay tuned to find my little secret to putting together this patio container.
Ah, I had a blast hanging out with you in my garden and I hope you can come back and see my weekly blog posts. You see I love to garden, craft, decorate, and bake, so I have something for everyone.
I hope you dug my container garden ideas post. Hehe, I cracked a joke!