Thursday, July 16, 2009

Flower Planters

Don't you love planters and containers? They are the perfect way to highlight a few plants. They can also be rotated. If you have a low light situation where you want a plant, rotate the plant with one on your porch every few days. That way your dark spot is filled with no harm to the plant. This is a begonia in a basket. Easy to move wherever you need a touch of color.

Downtown Mercersburg, PA is the location of this planter. This coleus is perfect for this shady spot.

My former neighbor Joan is a genius with containers. This is a picture of her back porch.

This planter is sitting on the path in my garden in Pennsylvania. Marigolds and star zinnias combine for a great look in an old coal bucket.
I'm hooked on planters. Check on the Friday blog party at Hooked on Houses.

20 comments:

abeachcottage said...

love your planter with the marigolds, looks so beautiful on that path

Sarah

Jenny said...

Your planter with the marigolds is so pretty!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love the coal bucket planter---too cute!!! :) Thanks for the visit. :)

Terry said...

We rotate ours in and out of the screened porch. I like you basket and bucket. They have handles.

pk @ room remix said...

These are so pretty. I especially love the photo of the last one!

Linda said...

These are charming. I love container gardening, but I just didn't have the money this year. I've got a tomato and some herbs. I need to redo some of my older pots. I loved the begonia basket and the coal shuttel. Linda

Alea said...

These are all so lovely! I rotate containers in and out of my house. I have to bring them all in for the winter. I have a hard time adjusting to the lack of green each spring when they go back out!

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

Those planters are so pretty. I really like the coal scuttle one. You see those at auctions all the time, Now I know what to do with one. Thanks!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Your planters look great! My problem is that I forget to water them :(

Struggler said...

The coal bucket is fabulous. I think my Mom had an old bucket like that somewhere; I wonder what became of it?

Lamp Tramp said...

I love the basket planter, what a great idea to rotate them out as opposed to planting all togther!

Cindy said...

Beautiful planters. I love to have plants in planters as well as plants in the ground. Like you said you can move it around to wherever you need color! Thanks for the comment on my blog and thanks for your opinion. Hugs, ~cindy s~

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Nancy

Thanks so much for coming by my photo blog, Snapshots from the Back Porch. I'd love for you visit my main blog Back Porch Musings. I rarely post at the photo blog, but I post several times a week at Back Porch Musings.

I compose in Windows Live Writer. It's easy to click and drag corners to enlarge photos with WLW.

Pat
http://backporchmusings.blogspot.com

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

PS: I love your planters! Beautiful!

Frugal Fine Living said...

These are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

Jane

bluecottonmemory said...

I love flower pots! Yours are so beautiful. However, I've learned I need to take pictures so I remember what to use year to year! I love your pots, too!

comfycook said...

I am so glad that you shared these. I enjoy looking at them. They must bring a lot of beauty and joy into your lives.

The Thrifty Stylist said...

awesome ideas! love these! i'm partial to old crates and wine boxes, too!

ImagineCozy said...

The old coal bucket is just great with flowers. What a creative look.

C. Stuart said...

For people who forget to water, those glass water bulbs really do work! Just put "fill bulbs" on your calendar for the same each week, like trash day so you remember to do it when you do another weekly chore.

Coleus is especially easy to root from cuttings using the powder root hormone you can get at any garden center. Really helps spread your money and your plants around the house!