Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Planter Hunt

Saturday was sunny and in the 60s so we decided it would be a good day to plant some flowers. We took Abby along and Gerard walked around with her while I picked out flowers for our porch planters. I went with petunias and coleus. I did not choose yellow in the hopes we would get less bees.

We finally threw away our swan planters and while Gerard planted the flower box, I went to look for new animal planters. I was not picky, any animal would do but I did not find any. We checked at the nursery where we bought the flowers, at Target and WalMart. The good news is I was able to get two little plastic pots for just $5.00. I miss our swans. These pots look pathetic. We will be on the lookout for animal planters and hopefully by next spring, we will find some.

Our front circle keeps getting smaller and smaller every year. The grass is taking it over. Our back yard mostly has perennials now so we do not have to plant much back there.

Have you planted flowers yet?  Any suggestions where we can find some animal planters?

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Sandee said...

Our flowers come back each year so we don't plant new ones anymore. As for the animal planters you can find lots of them on-line. Some are pretty pricey, but there are tons to choose from.

Have a terrific day. :)

BeadedTail said...

I haven't seen any animal planters yet this year but I would think the garden centers would have them although they may be more expensive there. I've been planting more periennals in the back yard this year and finally put hostas in under a huge tree in back. Gardening is hard work but it's worth it!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Karen!

Love those flower box!

Just want to say thank you for dropping by my blog on my SITS day. You can read the aftermath of my whole day SITting episode at this link:

Thank you again and hope to see you back here sometime! :D

Warmest Regards,
Jenny aka I'm a full-time mummy

Karen and Gerard said...

Sandee: That's a good idea. I did not think to check online since I don't normally buy things that way, except with

Beaded Tail: We have Hostas too--very easy to grow and they look nice too. Most of our flowers are perennials now too--just a few spots aren't because we like picking new flowers every spring.

I'm A Full-Time Mommy: Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back again to your blog too.

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