Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Flower Gardens and Our Homemade Planter Boxes

I can't live anywhere without planting flowers. It's in my blood! My mother and grandmother are both amazing gardeners! Even though in the past it has always been hard to leave the flowers, trees, and shrubs we have planted behind (when we have moved), it has always been worth it to me to make our surroundings beautiful.  We moved into our current home about 10 months ago, and we were so excited when it was time for planting season. My daughters (who are 7 & 5) helped me plant a lot this year and they loved it!
I thought that I would share with you a few pictures of some of the flowers we have planted this year. Enjoy!
I love the contrast of the yellow petals and the purple centers on these flowers.

I didn't plant the purple flowers in the pictures above, they are actually on a vine that is growing up our front door banister. Aren't they so gorgeous? I am in love and the flowers keep blooming over and over and over again!
Here is my favorite rose, Double Delight. I bet I have planted at least 30+ different roses over the past 12 years. Roses are one of my favorite flowers. Unfortunately I have had to leave all of the roses behind but one every time we have moved (yes, I have moved a lot in my lifetime). Our last move I decided to dig up my favorite rose that my sister bought me and I brought it with me in a planter pot. It is struggling, but I think it is going to make it!

Here is the rose I brought with me.
This is a beautiful white rose bush growing in our yard. As the roses fade they get a slight pink color on their edges.
 Here are some more flowers I have planted.

 More flowers we have planted. I love how Petunias are beautiful all summer long and how they fill in an area so beautifully!
Most of these flowers I planted from seeds indoors. This picture was taken a month ago, so the flowers are finally starting to fill in nicely. I also added a bunch of yellow Snap Dragons to the mix (another one of my favorite flowers). The Blue Salvia showing in the little pot came back from last year. I love the vibrant purple color and what a nice statement Salvia makes!

Can you believe how amazing these planter boxes are that my husband made for me? He made four total. He is so detail oriented and amazing at building things. The planters are even 10 times more beautiful in person (hard to believe)!

We planted flowers in two of the planter boxes my husband made me, and vegetables in the other two planter boxes. The little white pot contains strawberries that survived from last year. 

Here is another view of the planter boxes which are made from Cedar Wood. You can see how gorgeous they are from this view and the wood my husband used to build them smells SO delicious! This planter box has bell peppers, green onions, and radishes planted and they have grown some much since I took this picture. You can hardly see the dirt now.

We also have raspberries, blackberries, corn, sunflowers, pumpkins, zucchini, squash, peas, and carrots planted around our yard, as well as more and more flowers. Some of the plants are flourishing, others are having a little bit harder time growing.

I will have to share more picture with you later on once everything is in full bloom.

Do you have pictures of your flower or vegetable garden on your blog? If so, leave a comment with a link to your post and I will stop by and check it out!

Take Care,

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Lindsey & Kurtis said...

One of the things I love about you is that your love of art extends across so many mediums. I love all the variety and colors of your flowers/plants. And the planter boxes are amazing. Art and creativity clearly runs in all the members of your family.

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