Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Thursday Yardening

Today is mild and damp.  It stormed last night.

I started planting by potting up the Mother's Day planter.  It's  big ceramic pot with verdigris glaze and a coppery rim.  So I put together white lobelia, white petunias, and mixed coleus with a lot of bronze in the leaves.  The center plant is a gazania that blooms white with mauve streaks, tying together the rest of the arrangement.  :D  That was the big find yesterday, because it's not something I grow regularly.  I just saw it and realized it would be perfect.

I also took the moss pot outside.

Another mourning dove nest has been started under the porch by the kitchen window.  So far it has one white egg in it. 

Round 2, I filled the square blue planter.  About half of it is white lobelia, with a Dusty Miller in the center.  The rest consists of a white petunia, purple-and-white striped petunia, purple-and-white picot petunia, and purple-and-white double ruffled petunia. :D

Round 3, I filled the round planter that has grapes on it.  I used a leftover yellow-and-red gazania as the centerpiece, then filled in the rest with warm colors of verbena and snapdragons.
Tags: gardening, illinois, nature, personal
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