Patio Planters

The new (and the couple older) plants I put in the patio planters have really taken off.  I am very happy with the Cyclamen in the small pot.  It is the perfect size and pop of color.  Now that I have finally given up on conifers for the planters, I find that the large grasses are great as thriller plants.  The Dianthus from previous years bloomed a little a few weeks ago.  Now it is the Golden Globes Lisimaquia’s turn!  They came back strong this year with tons of yellow blooms – but it hasn’t draped over the side of the pot like it did last year yet.  The Dichondra Silver Falls has taken it’s job as a spiller very seriously.  I definitely feel like I get better at filling these planters each year.

Also, a few weeks ago, on our way to a baby shower in Cumming, we stopped by Scottsdale Farms to check out all of their plants – loved everything!  I came home with a Bergenia – a shade-loving, evergreen perennial with fleshy green leaves and tall blooms (although the bloom had already come and died on mine).  I had been thinking of putting out another dwarf gardenia in a bare spot in the courtyard, but this plant looked like a lot of fun.  It is supposed to be good for beginner gardeners – so far, so good!

The asiatic lily I got from the clearance rack last year has put out it’s first bloom this weekend:

Another exciting event happening in our yard is the brood of Chickadees in the bird house again this year.  The babies are big enough to watch out the opening for mom and dad to come with food.


Published by Leslie

I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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  1. These look so pretty!! 🙂 Oh and I have a thank-you card for you for the candy you sent . . . but of course the card has just been sitting here forever – I’m terrible at it!! But seriously, the kids have been loving it!

    1. Thanks Becca! No need for a card – I was actually trying to send the candy for the kids as a thank you to you guys for all you do for the kids. I don’t know if it made it to you by Easter – though I ordered it way before:) I am just glad you actually got it. I sent it to the p.o. box and crossed my fingers that you could receive packages there:)

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