After I mowed and edged yesterday I took a drive to a closeby garden center to pick up some plants that I hope to put in the backyard. The colder-than-usual winter weather this year did in some of my less hardy plants, such as some small banana trees, so I have a space that gets a lot of sun and needs filling.
I've never planted Plumbago before, but it's very popular around here and always seems to do well and grow quickly. I am going to try to get these into the ground today before the rain comes.
While I was at the garden center I couldn't resist these Gerber daisies. I just love them and they fit perfectly in this wire vase I found at the thrift store for about $2. I filled the base up with our ever-present Spanish Moss and I think it looks quite welcoming by our front door.
What's that black leg next to the daisy, you ask? Well it's none other than Mr. Tennis' alter-ego, a gift to him from The Maven, who received a much needed face-lift yesterday with some black and some green spray paint I had around. His spruced up look is a nice welcome as well as he resumed his usual spot by our front door.
During my little burst of activity I cleaned out an area by our backyard shed and came up with a metal tub we used to use as a fire pit. Time has taken it's toll, but I findly it oddly attractive and feel like I should keep it inverted and have a flowering plant come up through that rusted bottom. (And yes, the oak leaves are still coming down, but slower - the end is near)
Any suggestions? (Besides, clean those bricks!)