Friday, July 16, 2010
Ideas I Am So Stealing!
This darling little garden in a box was seen on Lancaster Street. The owner called it her “touching garden” and enjoys having children rearrange the scene. It is furnished with little benches, tiles and tiny succulents in equally tiny pots and even a miniature arbor with a tiny plant growing up its sides. I am most definitely stealing this idea.
As a matter of fact, the Sweet Granddaughter and I have begun a tiny version here. I am now on the lookout for a tiny arbor and some patio furniture. We're hoping to move up to a larger garden when we find more things to use in decorating.
These post top pots were great and I am also stealing this idea very soon. I’m not sure what style of pot I will find/use but I think there are a gazillion possibilities here.
I know some gardeners in certain areas think of wax begonias the way I do gazanias or impatiens, finding them overused and boring, but I happen to like the reliable color they bring to my garden. And although they die back pretty pathetically in the winter they come back up every spring, making them perfect container plants in that they can be hidden when they are at that awkward stage. This garden had several strawberry pots that provided me with one of those “why haven’t I ever thought of that” moments. Impatiens here, but begonias in other strawberry pots, were nestled about.