Monday, June 5, 2017

Planter Boxes and Quiet Garden Spots

In my 1948 ranch style house there are lots of planter boxes in various spots
in the garden.  I have been busy filling them up.  We had two days of frost
last winter and we lost lots of plants.  The caladiums were particularly hard
hit, so I planted new bulbs and they have been filling in so quickly.  The 
planter box for these caladiums is about 18 feet long.   Just below this long
stretch is another lower planter box just at the edge of the patio.  It's a
quiet and peaceful spot and you can hear the trickle of water from the wall
fountain just above.

This spot can be enjoyed from both outside and inside too because the
windows in the family room over look it.

These little steps up to the guest bedroom are decked out in floral
arrangements now too.

I finished off the succulent planter.

This little trio is tucked away on the steps.

But before you reach the steps you must pass the Buddha.  It's a peaceful
figure in a shaded and quiet spot.  This garden Buddha belonged to my Mom
and Daddy.  They were both fascinated with Japanese gardens.  

We have hung three hummingbird planters and I am trying to keep them
happy by providing some of their favorites, Lantana and Vinca along with
the nectar.

Summer has arrived in South Texas.  The hot and humid days have
returned.  I need to take lots of breaks from gardening now, but it 
does not stop me completely.  The garden is my happy space and I 
can't stay away for long.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Your pot plants are all so pretty! It's raining nonstop here. After the years of drought, I don't want to fuss but it's hard to finish building a house right now.

  2. Love the plant boxes and the arrangements you have in the pots/planters. Looks awfully peaceful
    Great post friend. It's pretty crazy out there in non-pug world
    Lily & Edward

  3. We have had so much rain even I feel soggy. Your flowers are lovely!

  4. It all looks so lovely. I love being in my tiny little yard. Just enough for me to take care of. I think it is good for the soul to work in the soil, and being in the fresh air. Thanks for sharing you little spot of earth. Hugs to you.

  5. Hi there Susan, it sure looks so lovely! The hard work pays off doesnt it? in having a pretty garden. Ours is doing extremely well so far, and with the rain the past few days, everything is looking like a jungle! I've babied all my little seedlings and put them all into the "real" gardens and so far most everything is doing great. Hubby's tomatoes are nearly ready, we have already picked a few green ones for friend green "maters". Thank you for sharing the pretty pictures! hummingbirds here yet either, I eagerly await their return and hope they find us this year! We got so much enjoyment watching them when they came before!

  6. FRIED green "maters"..........not friend!!! ha ha ha LOL


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