You may remember this little wheelbarrow that I found at Farm Chicks last year? And you might remember a few posts here and there with the wheelbarrow in the photo’s filled with flowers when I was sharing the coop photo’s? Yesterday while I was out running errands ~ I picked up a few plants to fill up my rustic wheelbarrow and came home immediately to plant them!
I love the annual pink posies that I chose for the garden pots this year! I think they look especially beautiful complimenting the rusting of the wheelbarrow. The plants I chose are wave petunias, diascia, patio rose, and white alyssum.
Such a whimsical flower combination. In a few weeks they will begin to sprawl out over the sides of the wheelbarrow, making the vision that much more lovely.
Last year I loaded up some pots at the coop with some beautiful flowers, but I have learned to lift them up out of the way when this chickens come out to play…as my girls pick at the pretty blooms and foliage that sit in the pots ~ even though they have a full garden to pick at. They must believe that I conveniently planted those just for them.
I am hoping they will leave this beautiful wheelbarrow and all of the blooms alone. Would be so disappointing if they don’t.
Hoping you all have a beautiful week and link up to the Cottage Garden Party (Thursdays) where you can share all of your garden posts later this evening!
To see what else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie
Have a wonderful week,
I know what you mean about the chickens - mine think a barrow of flowers is the ultimate gourmet foodbar, lol!
I like the soft pinks of the annuals you chose. I've used diasia a few times and it just keeps flowering all summer.
I love using whimsical objects to use as planters - this is a sweet wheel barrow and will look divine with the pink flowers flowing over!
I appreciate you being a gracious hostess -
Happy Mother's Day!
- The Tablescaper
I'll be looking for a pretty thing to put my flowers in! Great inspiration.