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Container Gardening

Hey friends, hope you had an excellent weekend and are ready to charge into the week ahead!
Mark & I had a wonderful weekend away thanks to our amazing parents who took care of the kiddos and dog and house for us, we couldn’t be more blessed and grateful.
We left Friday and came home Sunday – just a little getaway to the Cape, where we actually had conversations that did not involve the logistics of getting our children to their games and practices, or what to get at the grocery store, or which bills came in the mail. We ate, took long walks on beautiful Cape Cod beaches, ate, read, and then ate some more. We stayed here and it was perfectly quiet before the summer season begins. Our friends have a summer home in the area that we stayed and made some great restaurant recommendations to us. One of our favorite new-to-us eateries was the Brewster Fish House.
Aside from the amazing seafood lunch we had here (mussels for Mark and this insanely gourmet, delicious crabcake with homemade orange marmalade sauce for me), their pretty early spring flower pots were so pretty, and got me thinking about my urns at home.
I like how the fresh tulips were fortified with faux forsythia, because it’s still early for container gardening around here. I’m guessing the tulips are still in a plastic container under the moss, so they can be brought inside if a frost is imminent.
I am not a faux plant fan, but if ever there is a time for them, it’s Easter. Aren’t those colors so joyful?
I can’t wait to get my hands dirty and bring some greenery to my front door and deck. 
Do you like to container garden too?
A few inspirations to whet your whistle……
Alyssa at 33 Shades of Green has a lovely way with container gardening.
I absolutely love sea grass and think it would be fabulous in a big container like this.
{Martha Stewart}

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.

Now that I’m back to reality, guess what this lucky girl is doing? That’s right, filling 224 unwanted shelf bracket holes; it’s tedious, but oh what a difference that detail makes!

If you are heading to the lower Cape and want some great restaurant recommendations, drop me a line!
Happy week ahead my dears!

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Privet and Holly

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

Glad you got somewonderful R&R andtogether time!

I'm actually planningto clean out my urnsand deck planters (stillhave spruce tips, cedarbranches, etc. from thewinter in them) today,if it doesn't rain. Sincespring is barely creepingalong, I'm going to skipthe pansies this year andwait until late May to domy summer plantings.

YES....craving color--even if it's just green,at this point : )

Welcome home!

xo Suzanne

Aimee Thompson

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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

Kris @ Driven by Décor

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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!

Dana Frieling

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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!

Tiffany

Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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:)