Better Homes & Gardens’ guides to planting gardens and containers absolutely rock. The site has tons (TONS) of inspiration photos that include the names of plants so you can recreate the look yourself. From past experience I would recommend making a list of several plants that are similar in nature (a spiller, for example) in case you can’t find a specific plant at your local nurseries.
So glad you enjoyed a wonderful weekend away – what a treat! Such pretty inspiration, however we've got about a month to go before it's safe for planting, I need to get out of my rut and try something new in my pots and window boxes!
Isn't a weekend away with your spouse such a luxury? We had a birthday getaway in March, and it's always so nice to be reminded that I really love spending time with my husband without all of the usual "noise" of daily life.
I love container gardening, it's probably one of my favorite spring things to do. Figuring out the colors I want to go with, picking out the flowers, etc… It's always such a great way to spruce up the outdoors! Thanks for sharing!
BTW, I tagged you in my 5+1 post, if you're looking for something new to blog about. 😉
I agree that everyone deserves the kind of getaway you just had with you hubs Lisa, it really looked like you had a wonderful time and hope you get to do it again soon!
Love the ideas you shared here for the containers, I have 4 on my front door but have yet to fill them up soon, this will be a great jumping off point if I have the courage for it! Thanks!
I agree, with you those holes, can't wait to see it all on Thursday!
That's a lot of holes! 🙂 I'm so glad you all got a getaway – those are so important. The hubs and I have one next month and I am counting down the hours!
How nice to have a weekend away….I LOVE all those containers. I can't wait until it is time for me to do something outside here. WE had SNOW again today and a high of 33 degrees. CRAZY!!! xo Diana
what a great weekend away!!! and i love all of those overflowing urns!
That resort you stayed at looks fabulous! I've become lazy and plopped a huge fern in my big urns the past few years, but these are all such gorgeous examples! I'm glad I haven't done much yet, we're expecting a record low of 26 tonight!
oooh — love all of your inspiration pictures! The first with the tulips and the nest. loved it!!! xo
I love container gardens. I have several empty containers in need of some love, so your inspiration came in handy.
My husband tried to put together a container garden last year…disaster. They are so pretty when done well. We'll have to try it again. Glad you had a nice getaway:)
Our crazy winter killed the potted beauties the previous owner left behind for us. Now it's up to me. I've already raided Lowe's clearance section to try to make them pretty again. Time will tell. ha! Glad to hear you and the hubs had a fun weekend. Much deserved, I'm sure!
So glad that you had a great trip – those weekend getaways without the kids are a must from time to time! I can't wait to get some flowers going outside and love all of your inspiring ideas for container gardening! Good luck with filling those holes – what a beast of a job!
Lisa, I'm in love with your stairs!! I have already started the process of sanding out the orangish/red stain and I'm dying to go darker. Please tell me what stain you used? Did you poly over or use an all in one? Also how many feet of stair runner did you buy? Any extra tips would be huge! Thanks! Aimee
Glad you got some
wonderful R&R and
I'm actually planning
to clean out my urns
and deck planters (still
have spruce tips, cedar
branches, etc. from the
winter in them) today,
if it doesn't rain. Since
spring is barely creeping
along, I'm going to skip
the pansies this year and
wait until late May to do
my summer plantings.
even if it's just green,
at this point : )
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