Spring Fever and Container Gardening

April 13, 2009 at 6:06 PM (Gardening, Home Improvement, Saving Money, Simplifying Life)

Ben and I had a great weekend.  Ben worked half a day on Friday and I got off work an hour early.  We lounged around the house and enjoyed our Friday together.

We stayed super busy on Saturday and Sunday.  We have wanted to add a little something to our entry way and to the outside of the yard in general.  We aren’t financially or logistically ready to tackle any major landscaping projects so we thought we would just make a couple of container gardens.

On Saturday we shopped around for a couple of matching red planters for the entry way deck.  Our friend Talissa had previously told me about a greenhouse / nursery near my work called Kelli Green Greenhouse and Nursery.  We headed there with our new planters.  We had the most amazing experience.  The owner, Elaine, helped us design a beautiful container full of plants based on our plant location and maintenance criteria.  We rushed home and immediately assembled our 2 matching container gardens.  We also filled 2 smaller pots (that we had already owned) with plants that we purchased.  We were absolutely thrilled with the results.  In fact, we were so thrilled that we did the same exact thing on Sunday!  We bought 2 more planters, spent lots of time with Elaine (1.5 hours), and assembled 2 more container gardens–this time for the back patio.  The back patio containers contain a couple of edible plants (chives and purple sage) which I’m excited about.

Check out all of the photos below!  Spring is in the air and I love it!

– Stephanie

We already owned this pot and decided to finally plant something in it.

We already owned this pot and decided to finally plant something in it.

Another pot that we already owned that now has a nice plant.

Another pot that we already owned that now has a nice plant.

Our new red container gardens.

Our new red container gardens.

New red container gardens up close and personal.

New red container gardens up close and personal.

Ben chatting with Elaine, owner of Kelli Green (she's awesome!).

Ben chatting with Elaine, owner of Kelli Green (she's awesome!).

Ben unloading our new plants.

Ben unloading our new plants.

Let the assembly begin!

Let the assembly begin!

Our new blue container gardens.

Our new blue container gardens.

New blue container garden up close and personal.

New blue container garden up close and personal.

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3 Comments

  1. Aubre said,

    Beautiful container gardens! I love them and have been inspired to do my own! I love the red pots on the front steps, nice choice. I am going to plant some tomatoes, Basil and peppers this year in my container garden…until we can get some raised beds in the backyard. Noah is at the age to finally enjoy some gardening with mommy! Thanks for the planting ideas and inspiration!

  2. Jason said,

    What the heck is a gaming geek doing manual labor for? Shouldn’t you have built a robot for that or something? lol

  3. Kenna said,

    I really like your container gardens! We put up some hanging baskets a couple weekends ago and Scott has planted a few flowers out front. Parallel…. 😉

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