I know, I know, I know… the ground is still frozen and everything is dormant ~ but I couldn’t help myself! I wanted to dress up the patio a little after taking down Christmas Décor and I can’t do so without a little color! I took this Pottery Barn dish and filled it with plants ~ and collected moss from the garden to cover the dirt!
The large plant is called Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia “spurge” ~ this pretty plant requires full sun and will bloom in the spring…the flowers on Euphorbia are interesting on the others species I currently have in my garden…so I look forward to seeing what this one shows. This plant will become 20inches by 20 inches…but where or where will i plant in the garden will also be interesting.
I boldly dug up a hunk of dirt to include this lime heuchra – Heuchra is one of my all time plants here at fishtail cottage, constantly new introductions of this species every year, but very expensive…
Also include in the pot is this always favorite Dusty Miller “silver dust” which also requires full sunshine. These usually never make it into the garden because they rotate their way thru the garden pots.
Stonecrop “Sedum Cauticola Bertram Anderson” was a great find. the colors are similar to the Euphorbia used ~ this will require full sun and will grow only 6-10 feet ~ will be great in planters or tucked into the garden somewhere this summer!
This time of year we cannot pass up one of the ornamental favorites of Cyclamen ~ I buy these every year, and told that I can plant them in the garden here in the Northwest – I do get tiny little leaves that show up after a few years ~ but nothing more than that, I am not sure what I’ve done wrong, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I used the moss on these too, it hides the dirt and adds a little cottage charm to the planters.
So there you have it! A little much needed spring has arrived here at Fishtail Cottage and I’m loving seeing some happy plants staring back at me when I look out onto the patio!
To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie