Gardens possess personalities

A garden lined with flowering plants, carefully lined, and color coordinated makes me admire the gardener who invested time and patience to create it.

How we choose Our flowers, herbs, and even the flower pots in our garden is a reflection of our personality. Colors of our flowering plants, the shape of our garden, choosing perennials or annuals sends a signal of how we think and see the world around us.

When I choose to create a garden I pay attention to how the sun will pour over the space, and how they are placed with the older plants. When I figure that out I start visiting my nurseries and purchase my plants based on what I fall in love with. Color, shape, how rare they are, or replacing an old plant that didn’t survive the winter.

Gaura lindheimeri, is one of my most favorite large flowering plants. They have a free-flowing, angelic personality that my eyes crave to see.

Geraniums are my trustworthy plants; they are bold, resilient, long lasting, and beautiful on their own in any pot. No matter how wilted and unkept they are, I grab them from clearance racks and bring them back to life.

There are many annuals I repeat every year like impatiens for my shady corners. They spread and bloom all summer and their colors add a pop to forgotten corners.

Next time you walk by a garden after you admire the hard work it took to create it, you can try to guess the personality of the gardener behind it.

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A lovely garden begins with your pots

It is not just for holding your flowering plants or herbs, for me a flower pot also needs to stand beautiful by itself in my garden.

When in full bloom I bring the smaller pots in to add color to our family room, and most often they are the main object of my photos a hobby I enjoy.

I have flower pots that are more than 10 years old, and every now and then I purchase one for a special place, a corner or a spot on the porch and the garden.

I choose them by color, size, and always stay in the same color scheme, and yes I do love hanging baskets even though they need to be maintained more, since birds and squirrels enjoy pulling their liners and love to swing from them.

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We got Creative with our house plants

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Hand made lantern from New Mexico

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Outdoor lantern

To show off  our indoor plants at their best we are getting creative with how we place them around the house or in the office.

We used crystal bowls, baskets, buckets in metal, ceramic, plastic, and even clay lanterns. For times we have company and forgotten to buy cut flowers we bring in our flowering pots, even the herbs indoors & give our rustic pots a make over. It is fun you should try it.🌿

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Handmade  pottery

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Intimate garden

Creating peaceful space in your garden for walks, meditating,  watching birds, and cats go by.

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Tiles, and planters add color and charm

Filling in

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Impatiens are great flowers for shady spots.

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Invite birds to your garden by Adding bird baths

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Water fountains are beautiful fixtures and create a soothing relaxing corner.

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Add a few Planters, hanging baskets, statues, chimneas to create interesting focal points.

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Accenting walls with greenery

It adds color and warmth to rooms; it also is very versatile decorating since the greenery can be changed through out the year.

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Gardner’s, self watering wall planters

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Williams Sonoma, copper half round wall planters

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/m

 

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Roost, Orbea zinc wall planters

https://www.burkedecor.com

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West elm, Ceramic wallscape planters

 

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Birch lane, metal wall planter set

https://www.birchlane.com/outdoor/pdp/metal-wall-planter-set-bl6845.html

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Home Depot National tree co, galvanized wall planters

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Arranging Herbs

They can be mixed in with flowers or different varieties arranged in one planter or vase. Herbs like fern leaf dill, french lavender, and marjoram are great additions to flower arrangements because of their color and beautiful texture.

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Basil and alstroemeria

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French lavender

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Fern leaf dill

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Marjoram

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Cilantro

The best reason for adding herbs to an arrangements is the fact that you can freeze and use your herbs when you are preparing a meal.

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Functional & Decorative Planters

Blue & White Pots & Planters,  the duo is so popular around the world: When blue, calm and soothing, and white, clean and simple, are put together, you get the ultimate serene, tranquil space. Blue and white is always a classic color combination and can be incorporated in so many different styles of décor.

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One Kings Lane Planter

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Houzz Pots

 

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William Sonoma Planters

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Houzz Planter 

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La Fuente Planter

http://www.lafuente.com/m/Mexican-Decor

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8 Accent pieces that also serve as storage

These beautiful accent pieces add color and serve as storage, planter or an organizing tool.

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Nest Casa Orange Muscari Basket

https://nestcasa.com

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Irwin Ribera Blue Combo

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Accent Decor Yaya baskets

https://www.accentdecor.com/Naturals-New-Arrivals/

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Cb2 Natural rattan planter baskets

https://m.cb2.com

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Accent Decor Pom Puff baskets

https://www.accentdecor.com/Pom-Puff-Basket-pompuff/

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West elm graphic woven basket

 

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Pottery barn Hayes Leather Storage Baskets

https://www.potterybarn.com

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Nest Casa Cannolo Cut Light Gray magazine holder

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Hay needle Braided baskets

https://www.hayneedle.com

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