When I’m not writing, I’m in my garden.
When you work from home and from coffee shops, sometimes you need an outlet. You need to think and to do that you need to be away from your desk. I often take drives through Idaho back roads when I’m trying to figure something out; some conflict that weighs on me. But, before I get to that point, I find refuge in my garden.
I have this wonderful husband. He accommodates my quirky personality and helps me with anything I need. He knows I need to be alone and have my space at times and that’s usually in the evenings or the early mornings when he finds me tending to my flowers, my chickens or our dog Oakley.
This year, I tried something new with my containers. I mail ordered from Proven Winners (I’m not an affiliate) and wholly moly, that was a success though I will do a few things differently next year. All of these container designs came from Proven Winners. (I seriously need to pick up some decent drip saucers for these pots.) I went with fuschia for the front porch and royal purple for the backyard and I think this was the best year for my containers by far.
My backyard looks amazing with these beautiful purple pots. These photos don’t do it justice.
They are mostly filled with Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunias and Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena. It’s a grand combination and I’ll certainly replicate that in the future.
The first purple photo contains a variegated upright purple verbena with the Purple Snapdragons and Royal Velvet Supertunias on the side. I’m not sure I’d do the Snapdragons again. They come and go, but overall I was happy with this combination.
My patio is flanked by these two large containers with again the Royal Velvet Supertunias and the Purple Verbena and they turned out spectacular. You can’t really tell from the photo, but they are huge and lush; I love them.
I also have a thing for hydrangeas this year and for Mother’s Day my family picked up a few for me and they are all turning out beautifully.
Anyway, I like to pass on good things when I find them. I mail order most items because I’m not a great shopper. I always feel like I should be home writing. So finding a reliable mail order source for flowers, well…I’m hooked.
All of these posts were purchased as a combination from their website. They even have preset flower combinations to go with. You just need to plant them and feed them once a month. Easy and gorgeous.