This is another old wheelbarrow that I put a container of Marigold’s inside of. I planted all my little containers with Marigold’s because they always look great. It’s like you can count on them to do just what they are supposed to. I actually put a solar light inside of it too and wow, at dusk it was just extra pretty.
It just goes to show that you can make anything look good with the right flowers. Except an old bathtub under a pine tree…but that’s another story!
These containers were tucked in and around other plants or just sitting out by themselves all over the yard. They all turned out so beautiful! Go here to see what they started out like.
We received so many wonderful comments on our yard during our daughters backyard wedding.
The best part about these containers is they will come back year after year. The Marigolds just seem to reseed themselves. There are a few that I will add more soil to because the dirt settled over the summer. Over all I was very pleased with the outcome.
I’m still on the look out for more yard treasures but shhh, don’t tell my husband.
Well, this is what it looked like for our backyard wedding, what a dud! Go here to see how this container started out. I think it looks better in the before picture.
I planted Coleus in the back and one died, Coral Bells in the middle which all lived and Trailing Lobelia in the front where it was supposed to fall over the sides and look gorgeous; um… that didn’t happen. Of the four Lobelia I had planted around the edges only one lived.
It’s back to the drawing board next year (for the third time?). I know the Coral Bells will work, but they are not very flashy. Maybe I should take all the dirt out and make it into a pond for my son Jaryd’s gold fish that resides in the horse watering trough…
Wow, does this container ever look different. Look here to see how this container started out. For some reason the silver petunias just took over! The dark purple would have looked really nice on the white, but alas… it just wasn’t a good summer for dark petunias; at our house anyway. The one thing about petunias though is they die each winter, so… next year I will try again, with a different color scheme.
This container actually looked a bit better at our outdoor wedding. The deer had started to move into the yard by the time I got around to taking this picture. I think they thought the dark purple petunias tasted the best…ugh!