Hi all! Happy Monday! Well, we didn’t have great weather this weekend unfortunately but I was able to get a few good shots of our summer flowers that are growing now. I planted them about a month or so ago and they have really taken off. I can’t wait to show you guys how our back patio project turned out. I am working on a big post for that so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s some ideas for your summer flower pots and gardens. And they are all easy to grow – promise!
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First up, this large (really large) steel tub I got from Amazon. I filled it with rosemary in the middle and red and purple verbena on the sides. I also added some fillers in the bottom so it’s not too heavy to move. This is a great combination – both flowers are drought resistant and like sun.
Here is a close up! They are so pretty!
I confess – I have a terra cotta addiction. Every year I add a couple more terra cotta pots to my patio. They add such warmth, age well, and never go out of style. I love to put them on stands so they are tiered next to each other. My next project are two or three more large ones that I can put hydrangea and boxwood in. My husband keeps saying we don’t have enough out there – haha (he’s very sarcastic).
Here I planted superbells. There’s also geranium and lantana in there but they are hidden.
And here are some beautiful petunias that spill over the edge along with geranium. A great pop of color!
Ok so this next one was technically planted last year. This is my endless summer hydrangea along with creeping Jenny. I LOVE creeping jenny. You can use it everywhere and if you have a retaining wall like we do here, it spills beautifully over the edge. Very easy to grow, sun or shade.
More creeping Jenny and lavender in another steel tub (same one from Amazon). The lavender smells divine and is just starting to turn purple. Lavender is easy because it doesn’t need a lot of water and likes good drainage. And a lot of sun. 🙂
This next flower/plant is called catmint Walkers low. Yes, cats like it but not as much as catnip. And we don’t have any cats. Just a crazy wheaten terrier! It has a long bloom time and is very drought resistant once established. It’s a great plant for walkways and rockeries.
Finally, here are our front door planters. The planters are self watering ones from Home Depot. The small one is planted with a lemon cypress tree and creeping Jenny and the large one is lemon cypress with becopa. Lemon cypress need sun and some water. They are not as drought resistant as the others. Did you know that when you brush up against lemon cypress it smells like lemon!?
Hope these gave you some ideas for your summer flower gardens!