I started this blog to get to know other gardeners and track my own garden's progrss. It is a wonderful way to honor the stewardship I have over my plot of ground I have been blessed with. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our Entry Area

Be sure and check out Glenda's blog and all the other Fertilizer Friday Gardens - they are always great! http://www.tootsietime.com/

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Linking up With Friday - FInding Beauty http://www.dipityroad.com/
I love to do the pots in this area. Every year it is a different color combination.
Last year it was purple, pink and white so this year it is a total new look

Entry Theme - Oriental Garden Mostly Shade/Partial Shade/One Corner is Sun
Colors 2010 -Burgandy Lime Coral
Plants for Pots -Potato Vine - Lime, Lobelia - White, Ivy Geranium - Burgandy,
Coleous Red and Lime, Impatiens - Burgandy & Coral Pink, Begonia - Burgandy
Still need to get some Coral Diacsia (? on spelling on that one!)
I have 3 more pots to get some little plants for.

This is the area from the front door looking out
I love watching things grow up and fill in here. This is the blue pot at the side of the above pix it needs some coral Diascia. I love this lime potato vine. It is amazing with the burgancy coleous and other flowers in this wonderful blue pot. Same area - looking in from the driveway entrance area. These are the cluster of pots at the base of the tree. There are a couple I still need to fill with plants.
To the left of this cluster is another pot with a begonia in it, just behind the lime bleeding heart. Don't you love the lime!
I will show pictures through the summer as these things grow. I love the lime, I have a couple of lime coral bells I am nursing back to life in this same area and I will show them when they are growing.
This is the rain cloud that came and chased us indoors. I worked out a little in the sprinkling for about an hour, then it poured on us - it was perfect!
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a safe weekend!
Thank you to all the Veteran's - especially my dad. (Korean War - 1950 - 1952)
I am thankful today for the smells of spring - the dirt, the flowers, the tomatoe plants, everything that is so full of wonder.


Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your plants look just lovely. I love that you do a different color theme every year. That is so creative!

Angel said...

Love the mixing of the lime green with the darker plants. Great contrast! Looks Great! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you've been real busy planting. I just peeked at your last post. The trees are so beautiful.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What a serene entry way! I like things in pots, too, all mixes of colors and textures.
I can't wait to see your lime coral bells; I'm growing coral bells for the first time this year, mine are "Amethyst Myst".

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness..it has been awhile since I have visited your lovely blog...as soon as I saw the header I remembered how much I loved it..

Olga said...

Having different color combinations each year sounds like a great project. But it probably keeps you very busy. The plants look good, and I like your lime potato vine too.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi There!
So nice to have you join us! Your garden will be so lovely... I am looking forward to your progress.

Hope to see you next week!


Beth said...

Really looking pretty and I also love the lime green!

Beth said...

Really looking pretty and I also love the lime green!

Tootsie said...

I have to agree with everyone else...this looks wonderful! great contrasts of color!
thanks for linking in this week! see you again soon I hope!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love the lime, too, and your combinations look wonderful. I like to space my plants about like yours, too, allowing room for growth. I've been experimenting with eating the potatoes from the vines. This year, I have a variety of them in pots with no other flowers to see if I get a bigger harvest. I also have regular sweet potatoes. The rabbits are eating the ones in the ground, though.

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