spring container

April 26th, 2013 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

I am so ready for spring!  We had a wonderful day at our favorite nursery and then planting a few spring containers.  We used perennials because they are gorgeous, full of soft colors and texture, and will be able to handle this unpredictable weather.  To give height we used forsythia.  These large containers become their own individual gardens.

 

 

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This past weekend I went to Hausermann’s Orchid Show.  It is worth the visit out to Villa Park if you appreciate these amazing plants.  I went to buy Orchids for customers and will probably have to go back next weekend to buy for my own home.  The variety of orchids is what makes this show so exciting.  You will see so many types you never find at a retail flower shop.

I am including a few of my favorites and I may have more pictures if I go out again next weekend.  The show ends March 3rd.  It’s a great activity for this weekend.

 

 

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winter containers

December 21st, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (1 Comments)

Weather had been great so I was still planting winter containers and having fun with all the amazing materials.

Here is another winter container using birch branches pepper berries and a variety of greens.

 

 

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christmas container

December 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

 

 

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winter container

December 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

Changing seasons means changing your container gardens.  A variety of greens: pine, cedar, boxwood, and curly willow help make this pot special.

 

 

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dragonfly begonias

November 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS - (0 Comments)

I just picked the last dragonfly begonias, they make a beautiful bouquet.  I love that these hearty plants lasted into November.

 

 

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more containers for fall

October 17th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (2 Comments)

A beautiful big grass, a variety of cabbages, a few mums, pumpkins, and bittersweet… makes a wonderful combination.

 

 

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recycling summer plants

October 10th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Indoor - (0 Comments)

I feel fortunate when I can recycle anything!  So bring your summer plants indoors.  These are ferns that have been replanted for indoor use.  Accent with fall pumpkins and gourds for a fun fall table.

 

 

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fall spruce up

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

A great day to be outside and spruce up your containers for fall.  Tall grasses, mums, cabbages, sedum, celosla, pennisetum, spurge, and bittersweet make up a great fall container… kept the potato vine from summer.

 

 

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fall container

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by admin in FLOWERS | Outdoor - (0 Comments)

I love these big iron containers; they tend to eat the plants up!  Meaning I can never have enough fun material to use each season.  This time of the year we used mums, ornamental peppers, assorted cabbages, and a variety of perennials.  I accented with interesting wooden accent sticks and bittersweet.

 

 

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