Decorating My Soul

“So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” ~Jorge Luis Borges

Hot weather returned this weekend, and with it the warmer weather annuals were planted up. I have a few more pots I still want to plant, but all-in-all pots are shaping up nicely.

I adore petunias. And they are so reliable. In so many beautiful colors, I never know which I will chose until I get to the nursery.

This is a hanging one in the most beautiful pink and yellow blend.

And these pink ones are perfect for my antique urns.

The front porch gets lots of eastern morning sun, so I plant begonias for those shadier afternoons.

Add to that fun colorful coleus are great in the shadier corners.

And of course the annuals I seeded, like these nasturtiums and zinnias, really coming on.

The pansies and violas are still going strong repotted and put throughout the garden.

Another favorite annual of mine is Calibrachoa or Callie Bells. These are perfect for a hanging basket. Or a hot spot like the back patio in the southern sunlight of summer. Baking in the heat, they can stand up to it.

I adore so many annuals, but seem to stick to those I know can stand up to the conditions in the different areas of my garden. I shopped for a few more right before the storms, yesterday, to fill a few more terra cotta pots. I added some different plants to the mix and we shall see how they turn out when I plant them up this week. I’ll be sure to keep the labels so I know how they do.

A cold streak last week, with threats of frost, kept the flowers that were trying to bloom in their buds. But a few have begun to show promise. I cut a small tendril of the native honeysuckle (no scent), and a few clusters of clematis leaves. A very different vase for me. The honeysuckle hasn’t quite opened yet. But the hummers are awaiting their opening, on the trellis, just outside my back door.

With this simple yet lovely of vase, I am linking in to the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, at Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. You can follow my progress with #the100dayproject in my Instagram and Facebook feed.

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16 comments

  1. Cathy says:

    Your pots are going to be glorious, Donna – and those coleus are a great addition to just blooms. Your simple vase is indeed lovely, and I always like the photo effects you sometimes use

  2. Kris P says:

    I love the quote you used at the top of your post, Donna. I hope your warm season blooms get a boost from warmer weather in the coming weeks.

  3. Cathy says:

    Your petunias are so pretty Donna! In fact all your containers are lovely. You are working wonders with the small area you have. I hope it all continues to thrive for you.

  4. Annette says:

    I love the expression “decorating my soul”, Donna. My garden saves me every day. Enjoy the flowers and the fine weather.

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