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.
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.
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!