Wednesday, December 31, 2008
The front porch cones remind me of ice cream cones.
The back patio. Four cones of purples.
When I went to purchase planters for the trellis/arbor thingy I built by the back patio, I chose cones again, smaller this time, without thinking that I had the same (but larger) planters in the front of the house. These get planted with whatever colors I'm attracted to when I'm at the nursery. But I've been known to purchase flowering plants that match the outdoor carpet we have on the patio. Don't tell anyone though. I hate people that match their artwork to their sofa colors. This isn't too far from that.
The front porch planters usually get assorted coleus and potato vines. Stuff I know will do well and take a while before they look too bedraggled, if I haven't watered them for a while. Mostly though, they need watering each day. The greatest benefit of these planters, or any planters of annuals, is that I get to change them every year, and play with colors.
Do you have odd-shaped baskets? Any cones?