I love this time of year ~ it’s time to start putting color into all of the containers I can possibly round up! I tried wintering over some of my annuals from last summer, I did have a little luck with a couple ~ but lost most of them! I tried to split a couple of my perennials and use those as well to save some money and still get some color in the pots I set throughout the landscape here at Fishtail Cottage! I know some still look a little sad as they are trying to re-root themselves and many are not in bloom – but within a couple more weeks ~ I’m pretty confident I will see some of those blooms I so long for!
I love cement urns…in fact I can’t get enough of them! I am not fond of the newer light weight planters ~ they just don’t have the character of the cement ones. True cement urns are getting much more difficult to find ~ and when you do find them, they are pricy!
I do have many planted pots around here that are patina’d for the romantic charm I enjoy seeing in the cottage gardens. Most of these are only brought out for the summertime and obviously are filled with newly planted annuals that are awaiting those gorgeous blooms we all love!
I love repurposing thrifty finds and placing them in odd spots throughout the landscape. Filled with blooms of all sorts help create a cottage atmosphere ~ but be careful to not have too much clutter as it will take away from the charm that occurs when you come upon one here and there!
When using repurposed pieces ~ be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom so that the dirt does not become a swampy mess and if too much drainage occurs, use landscape paper to line the inside of your perfect find!
don’t look over Rusty pieces at garage sales and flea markets ~ they can always bring such fantastic character into the gardens, but be sure to line them as they can sometimes kill plants due to dirt contamination.Please link up to the Cottage Garden Party this week ~
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