It’s that wonderful time of year when we’re getting ready to spend more time in our outdoor space. Living in a townhome limits the amount of space we have to a small courtyard and deck so it’s strictly container gardening for us. Time to hit the nurseries! The colors were just glorious.
Row after row of goodies to choose from.
I love the way they incorporated this old tractor in their display.
I was not only enchanted by the beauty of all these flowers but of the views next door and across the road from the nursery.
I finally made my choices.
I couldn’t wait to get home and play in the dirt, but I wanted to make a quick stop at one more nursery on the way home. Look what I found – fairy houses!
This one had a chandelier hanging in the entryway.
And this one actually had Irish moss growing on the roof!
One of the women that work at the nursery makes these charming little homes and you can see her work on her Facebook page, Annie’s Garden. And now it was time to head home and start planting. My first pot was filled with herbs – basil, oregano and mint – I’m thinking a fruity, minty white wine sangria here.
I filled a pot for the table in the courtyard….
And a beautiful mandevilla that will bloom all summer long.
A little bit of this and that in a lovely old blue and white pot. It’s looking a little droopy now, but it will perk up in just a few days.
I filled a couple of clay pots to put out by the front steps…
and one last tiny pot for the table on the deck which is the perfect spot for morning coffee.
It’s amazing what a few pots of flowers can do to fill this small spot with the beautiful colors of summer! I’m looking forward to spending hours out here, reading, enjoying morning coffee and even meditating. Oh, and of course, sipping on that delicious sangria I mentioned. So good for the soul.
So, tell me, have you planted any flowers yet or do you have beautiful perennials that add pops of color to your garden all summer long? Or, like me, does your landscape, in large part, consist of container gardening? Either way, I hope your plantings bring you joy all summer long!