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A few late season blossoms:

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While I was browsing Pinterest one winter evening, I found this gardening pin and knew it was something we had to try.  The topsy-turvy pots are just so whimsical and cute and…well, you get the picture.  C really loves to build things and put things together so I showed him the inspiration and we got to work. 

It turned out to be pretty simple and just required a five foot metal rod purchased from Lowe’s, 5 clay pots, gravel, potting soil and flowers.  I am not sure what size rod we bought, but it was small enough to fit through the flower pots’ drainage holes but big enough to be sturdy.  C drove pushed the rod into the ground as far as he could and still have enough to hold all of the pots.

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Then thread the largest of your pots onto the rod.  Line the bottom with gravel , tilt the pot to one side, and fill with potting soil  Next year, we will probably get a bigger pot for the bottom so it will offer more support.

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Continue to do the same with the rest of your clay pots.  When you get to the top one, push the road down into the dirt so it doesn’t show after the pots are planted.

I used Pretty Much Picasso Supertunia petunias in mine and I love the contrasting colors of the blooms.

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This turned out so great and C already has engineering ideas on how to make it even better next year.  Happy gardening!

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New spring pretties for our garden…

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I love playing around with macro photography.  The little details you catch with it just amaze me.  It even makes an ordinary dandelion something extraordinary!

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For this thoughtful post, I am turning to flower power.  Since it is May in Kentucky, now is the prime time to add color to your outdoor view.  This spring has seen a few new additions around here, both perennial and annual.  The raised flower bed behind the garage that we built this spring is going to be a perennial bed, but perennials aren’t cheap so I am starting slowly.

So far, I have planted 4 shasta daisies:

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Four perennial salvias:

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C & I also planted two knockout roses that my grandparents wanted moved from their landscaping.  They are still trying to settle in and right now look a little sad, but they are hanging in there.  In another bed are two new dwarf red Asiatic lilies that were a spontaneous purchase at Lowe’s.

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In the two flower pots I have on the back deck, I used hot pink geraniums with white summer snapdragons, white calibrachoa and a spike. 

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Oh, there is also a new little gem in there, a double calibrachoa called Calibrachoa Mini Famous Double Amethyst. I just love this little pot filler!

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On the front porch pots, I always do red, white and blue so this year it is filled with a spike, red geraniums (with the biggest blooms I have ever seen), white summer snapdragons, and blue fan flower.

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I can’t end this post without posting a photo of the gloriousness of my double red Knockout roses in the front yard.  These things are amazing!
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