Friday, June 10, 2011

~ June - White Flower Pots With Lots of Color

The urns have been dark and light, and now they are white antiqued with gray. I'm liking them very much in their latest incarnation. More of my favorite flower and plants combinations, blackie and marguerite sweet potato vines flowing over the edges with the same colors being repeated in the coleus and Persian shield. The dark pink pentas reflect the colors also found in the coleus, and those tiny blue and purple flowers are so wonderful with the larger purple plants.

These sit on wood columns in the front of the house. They are such a nice addition for a little curb appeal. All of the flowers will last through the whole summer and most will winter over as well. As long as I can keep them watered until some rain comes.

They were planted about 3 weeks ago. To speed them up a little bit, I purchased the green sweet potato vine at the nursery and pulled the black/purple from the backyard. The coleus were both small and a couple of gallon size. All of these lovelies grow quickly which makes them favorites of this impatient gardener. And they do well in part sun, if you have the time to keep them watered! And that is everyday for us if there is no rain.

See Y'All Soon~
Donna



18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Your containers are absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Donna- Those are gorgeous...absolutely stunning! We can't over winter ANYTHING here! xo Diana

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  3. You've used some of my favoriters here, Donna! I love the sweet potato vine ~ that lime color I love to use with different purple flowers. Coleus is a real trooper. The variegated colors and the fact that foliage can give such a punch of color made me fall for it a long time ago.

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  4. They are beautiful!!! Will all those plants do well in full sun (which is what I get)???

    Would love to see a full shot of the front of your house with the columns/gate, etc. it all looks lovely!

    tina

    tinam61@yahoo.com

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  5. Hey Donna, I don't comment often, but I love seeing what you're doing out in your yard. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. The planter is just beautiful! It has been so hot here that despite my watering efforts my potted plants are drying up. Love the urn!

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  7. Beautiful color combo in your great urn, Donna! Those sweet potato vines are really pretty, aren't they? It was wonderful to feel your presence yesterday! since like you, I don't get 'round much any more.

    Sending you a big smile!

    xox
    Constance

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  8. Donna they look great, how pretty your front area is. I wish the pic was bigger, could see more :)

    I still remember your back porch with the painted floor one of my favorites ever !!!!

    Have a great week-end,

    Kathy :)

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  9. You've got a fabulous blog.Like you i also love gardening.
    Thanks , I'm from stoke on trent .

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  10. Gorgeous! I love this look! Wonderful job, Donna!

    xxoo
    Becky

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  11. Wow, that is stunning! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Popping over to say hello for the "Blog Party"! i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you come by to peek around or even link up?!? hope to see you sometime! xoox, tracie

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  13. Nice container planting. I love your choice of plants, they compliment each other well. First time here so I better snoop around, Happy Gardening ~ Jacque

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  14. Really like these pots!
    Visiting from Fishtail cottage


    glimpsesofglory-karen.blogspot.com/

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  15. Beautiful planters! I love the addition of the sweet potato vines, I used both colors this year also.
    -Lynn

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  16. So glad you decided to link up to the Garden party this week! Love the urns & love your little bundle 'Cody' on your side bar....xoxo, tracie

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