The growing season in Idaho is SUPER Short!!!
Seriously….If you plant something in April, that plant will either freeze because it’s still snowing or it will finally bloom around the 4th of July 🙂 . . . and then, of course, freeze at least once again before the end of August!
I dream of over flowing box windows and flower pots with flowers that bloom six months out of the year, but until I move back East, that’s not going to happen!!soooo… I came up with a solution for the problem!
For a couple of years, I attempted to plant small flower starts in my pots.
I don’t know what I did wrong, but they would always die or WORSE become bug infested.
I will be the first to admit I am far from having a green thumb. It’s more like a black thumb if you ask me:) But I still want that Huge, Gorgeous Pot of flowers to grace the front of my house!
So, for the past few years, around Mother’s Day, I make my way to the local plant nursery and check out their hanging flowers. My nursery has the prettiest hanging flowers year after year. After I pick the BEST of the BEST… I hurry home with my colorful treasure and grab my wire cutters; I then continue to cut off the hanging wire hook. What am I left with?
Perfection to fill my empty flower pot on my Front Porch.
Here is the empty pot…
Here I am cutting the wires….
And here is the pot filled…
Oooh… I just love red (but you all already know this!)
I also LOVE that it is Totally full-grown in the beginning of June!
This picture makes me HAPPY 🙂
A few flowers and some colorful pillows can really transform a “Blah” porch to a Bright and Cheery One!
Here is what my porch looks like after the long winter.
And this is what it looks like with a little spring cleaning!
(YES..it is STILL spring in Idaho..At least the temps are!!)
Call me CRAZY…But I have a hard time mixing real
flowers with fake.
Sooo, during the summer the wreath on my door is MIA!
It’s More Simple…But I love it!
( I got the pillow last year from PB!)
What projects have you been up to???
Lets have a Link party!!!
Disclaimer…Ok People..You have got to help me out and Link up this time!!
I am feeling like a failure when it comes to link parties…. sniff! 🙂
last time only 3 of you participated
( you know who you are… SMILE)