Ranch House Meets Cottage: Container Gardening Fun!

5 years ago

So I bought these pots on closeout last winter. They were clay pots and I bought a total of nine in different sizes and patterns. I've had this vision for the thin bed that lays between my house and my sidewalk, and this weekend the vision (mostly) came to life. I planted Impatiens, Begonias, Sweet Potato Vines (three colors), and tucked some Rosemary, Basil and one Tomato (variety: Sweet N Neat) into the pots -I think it would be nice to have a few herbs handy sometimes, and besides, they're pretty!  There were some Dianthus already existing in the bed just full of blooms and I direct sowed some Salvia (Fairy Queen and Evolution) and Coleus (Rainbow) a week ago today, so we'll see if they come up. I thought I could see some signs of it, but I'll have to wait and see if it's the desired species or just weed seed….

I can't wait for them to grow and fill in. Last year I only tried a couple of pots in there but I enjoyed the look so much that I wanted to do more this year. Different levels, texture, shapes and color. Kind of “Ranch House Meets Cottage” I think.


These two pots are 1) Impatiens, Sweet Potato Vines, Begonia and 2) Geranium, Sweet Potato Vine, Begonia.  I used Potting Soil for these containers so weed seed in them (hopefully!) will be a non-issue, thank goodness. It will be nice to get a break from that. 

Have a great week! ~JB was here……




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