Saturday, April 26, 2014


Last Fall on my trip
to Germany
I was inspired by all the
window boxes.

Everywhere we toured
I saw trailing geraniums.
Window boxes, pots,
just everywhere.
It's time for me to start my
window boxes
so I decided to try my luck
with the trailing geraniums.
At my local greenhouse
they were labeled as
vine geraniums.
I'm hoping it's the same plant.
I chose two colors,
a dark red and pink.
Here they are.
Ready for the window ledge.
I put three plants in each of my
four boxes...praying that's enough.
Now all I have to do is
water and wait.
I will show you what they
look like in a few weeks.
Happy Gardening

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


 Yesterday nice and sunny!
Today, cold and rainy.

I'm glad I got some pictures of my garden
and spring trees because after today
who knows what it will look like.
I think they are predicting
in the 30s tonight.
Anyway, I started my Spring
 project list yesterday.
Last year I had found these little pots at
 Salvation Army.
I had seen a succulent wreath on Pinterest
and thought I'd give it a try.
Now keep in mind this is just an experimental project.
It may not pan out at all.
Sometimes I think the things you see on pinterest
are great but when you get right down to
brass tacks...they don't work at all.
First I wired the pots to a grapevine wreath.
Then I searched in my lingerie drawer
 for a pair of old pantyhose.
Filled the legs with succulent soil.
Also made some little balls for
the upside down pots.
I had some sad little pots of succulents
that barely made it through
the winter.
I wrapped the pantyhose legs around the pots
and planted the succulents I had
in some of the pots.
Now keep in mind I know
I need to buy a few more succulents.
You are supposed to break a little hole through
the pantyhose and plant you succulents,
they should spread...
we'll see.
This was my inspiration picture,
sorry not very clear.
For all I know these succulents
were artificial.
Again I say...
we'll see.
I'll give you an update
in about a month.
By the way, newsflash
Its now snowing outside,
I can't believe it.
Double Yuck!
Happy Gardening.

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