Well . . . after working outside for several hours on the weekend and then again on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I still don’t feel like I’ve made a lot of progress. I know that I have, when I dump the buckets of weeds, dead leaves, and other debris that I’ve accumulated while cleaning up the gardens, but it is still a long way from looking the way I’m hoping for. Which is why I keep searching for ideas to keep me motivated and inspired when I’m exhausted from pulling weeds, raking up all those twirly things that are falling from the trees by the millions, and waiting for next weekend when we can get out the rototiller and finish the project in the front yard.
Our yard is pretty big, and there are several areas that originally had a ton of landscaping done (I think that’s what was there previously), but it is all so overgrown after years of neglect that we are having to rip everything out and start over. So, since we are doing that anyway, we are going to limit the size of planting areas that we will need to keep up. As we’ve been planning how to make that happen, I have noticed lots and lots and lots of ideas for container gardening. Even perennials are used in containers, which provides areas of color and greenery without the endless, tedious task of weeding. So that’s what we are going to do in some of the areas of our yard and deck area!
I came across some old buckets and galvanized containers, and even an old tin watering can that was kind of rusty but otherwise in pretty good shape. So, the ones that are useable as is will have some different plants set in them and we’ll place them around the front door, and in groupings on our deck. The old watering can looked pretty rough, so I spray painted it white and added a few bright red impatiens and some trailing greens. It looks cute that way!
This is a pretty lengthy project, so it will take a while to have it all finished and “photogenic” . . . so in the meantime, here are a few images from my Pinterest board that are my inspiration for all of the stuff we are working on this spring. What do you think? Does container gardening sound like a good idea to you? I’ll show you my containers in a few days . . . after I get them painted up, fixed up, and filled up with flowers. In the meantime, join us for this week’s Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party. I want to see what you are working on!
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