I bought four types of flowers:
- a hanging geranium pot with three geraniums in it
- one Spike plant
- two vinca vines
- a plant labeled Strawberry Shortcake that had three plants mixed in it: bacopa, calibrachoa, (both of which I had never heard of) and verbena....it is a mixture of light pink, dark burgundy, and white flowers
Let's start with my new gardening gloves...Aren't they great? They are from Target's Threshold line, which I absolutely love. They were no more expensive than other gardening gloves and I think having special "tools" makes the job a little more enjoyable.
Now onto designing my flower arrangement:
Next, I added the Strawberry Shortcake plant in the front of the pot. I want it to grow and trail down the front of the urn a bit.
I added the vinca vines on both sides of the Strawbery Shortcake plant because I want them to also fall over the side of the urn.
Finally, I added the three geraniums around the sides and back of the urn. The plants will fill in as they grow and hide the clay pot I added.
And my design was complete....The arrangement doesn't really photograph well here after I first planted the flowers, but it should look great once the geraniums start growing together.
Ignore the wooden pallet in the background, please! It is for an upcoming project.
What planting have you been doing outside?
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