Saturday, May 21, 2011

Contain yourself...

I'm a big fan of container gardening and fill a dozen or so containers with perennial and annual flowers, tall grasses, hostas or anything I find interesting.  My all time favorite is silverberry petunias.  I love the soft pink color of them and how beautiful they trail.  

Take a look...
 My fave...silverberry petunias 
I plant these in flower boxes on our deck(they also attract hummingbirds and sometimes I'm lucky enough to have them fly right up to me ~  makes me smile!)

I really love pink flowers and like to plant various shades of pink

 some pretty rockfoil I planted in a vintage crock ~  
I also did a border with these in our front yard

Hens and chicks along with sweet pale pink creeping phlox and some river rocks and a trellis.
I like adding ornamental objects to my containers ~  gives it some dimension and makes them a little more interesting!

sweet lamb's ear ~ delightful!

 a bird bath with another container of silverberry petunias and some variegated hostas

did I mention that I love silverberry petunias?

here with some tall grass and a rustic bird house
(I just planted this, but should reach around 2 feet tall when mature)

The nice thing about container gardening is that you can change it every year 
and move the containers around if you want to.

Happy weekend! 


  1. Just lovely!
    Container gardening is the way to go around these parts, what with all the deer.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Luckily we don't have a problem with the deer, since our yard is fenced(we do get deer behind us though), but it does deter the rabbits:)