Sunday, April 26, 2015

Planting Pretty Flowers

Let me be honest with you, I am not much of a gardener.  I will buy and plant flowers but then once the summer heat hits, I pretty much give up watering them and they die.  Last year I didn't buy or plant a single flower.  And the fact that this isn't our forever home makes me not want to plant a bunch of pretty things only to have leave them all behind again.  This year, I am hoping things will be a little different!
I don't have a front porch to decorate so I do what I can with the flower bed in the front of my house.  The only thing I bought for this was some planting soil and a few flowers.   
I can't wait to see how these flowers grow under my care.  Hopefully they will prosper all summer long! 
I love Hostas and this one looks fantastic planted in my vintage metal bucket.  There are a few bright pink Dianthus in with it. 
My old window is always the perfect backdrop.  I want to make a wreath to hang on it but for now this sweet little bunting will work just fine! 
I had some tea cups that were given to me (they aren't vintage or anything special) so I decided to make a little decoration with a nest and egg in it.  It looks so cute hanging on this little shepherd's hook. 
I got purple and pink flowers this time around.  Depending on how I do, I might have to go get some more! 
I got this wire cage thing in an estate sale lot.  It wasn't part of the lot but they threw it in and I had a tiny little planter that fits right in the bottom of it.   
This chippy, rusty watering can planter is always a favorite of mine.  The rusty color really stands out on the pretty white chair. 
I am going to do my best to keep these pretty flowers alive!  Wish me luck! 
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26 comments:

Donna said...

Your flowers look so pretty, Trisha! I love how you repurposed so many neat things and turned them into planters. Looks like you have a green thumb after all:)

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It looks really nice, Trisha. I really love all your sweet plants and the area you have set up is sweet. We can't plant anything outside yet until after Memorial Day. xo Diana

Jeanette Sumruld said...

Love all your containers and especially the window! Great job!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh Trisha! What a pretty area you have created here with the flowers, tea cup and rustic window... It all looks so sweet and I am sure you must love stepping outside and looking at this lovely part of your garden...
Hope your week is a special one for you!
Much love and hugs,
Kelly-Anne

Debi Caspall Thurow said...

Trisha ~ I just popped over from your comment on my site at Surroundings by Debi. I love your little teacup hanging on the shepherds hook. It caught my eye. I would like to invite you to join us at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop that goes live tomorrow night at 8 o'clock CST. Hope to see you there!

Cheryl said...

Very beautiful!! I love your blog!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Your outdoor decorations and plants have totally inspired me! I found a big galvanized tub at a sale the other day, but they wanted $20 for it. I'll keep looking!
Great job!
Erica :)

Stephanie said...

Simply beautiful, my friend! I love each little item that you have added to your charming garden. Even the bunting is perfect!

It's always a joy to have you share your loveliness with Roses of Inspiration - thank you! Hugs!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love all of your pretties here! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

MixedKreations said...

It all looks really pretty. I love hosta too, it seems pretty tough, it makes it through the Texas heat. I love the little chippy watering can, I haven't seen one like that before. I can't really plant in small containers here because in the summer they get to hot and die )-:

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So sweet - everything is charming! xo Karen (visiting from Roses of Inspiration)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I predict that your pretty flowers will thrive all summer long. I love all your containers, especially the rusty watering can. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

bj said...

One doesn't need a porch to decorate when they have such a sweet spot as this. You've really done a great job...and they will all grow and get so pretty and lush..Be sure to show us as they grow.

bj said...

One doesn't need a porch to decorate when they have such a sweet spot as this. You've really done a great job...and they will all grow and get so pretty and lush..Be sure to show us as they grow.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

It looks great. Love it. It is amazing what we can do even when we don't have a big porch. Thanks for sharing. Karie

thel day said...

You have done a great job. It looks so beautiful and well placed. xo

Clearissa Coward said...

I don't have a real front porch either. So I use my flower beds as well. I love, love the rustic flowerpots. That hosta is going to flourish there. I love the old window well. Heck, I love them all. Good job. :)

JES said...

What a darling little area you created! I LOVE all your little touches :) Thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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Susan Clayton said...

Oh you have me itching to work in the garden. Can't wait to see how your flowers grow. Visiting from Home Sweet Home blog party at The Charm of Home.

Annabel Smith said...

I found your lovely blog from the feature on Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth.
I just love what you have done its all so pretty! I am inspired. I have an old kettle I could plant to get me started. Thank you! x

JES said...

Good morning! Just a little note to let you know we have *featured* this post at the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! Thank you for joining us and we hope to have you again this week :)

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Laurel Stephens said...

So pretty!

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

You did a beautiful job! I really like it! I've pinned it to refer back to. Visiting from The Art of Homemaking. Diane

Jann Olson said...

Lots of pretties Trisha! I have been doing a lot of planting myself. I especially love vintage containers like your galvanized bucket. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

We love gardening and sitting out on the swing admiring all the pretties. You have some lovely ideas. Love your flowers. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/06/11/home-matters-linky-party-41/ :)

~Lorelai
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