Front Planters - Planted!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Okay, so these were planted a few weeks ago. But I was waiting, waiting, waiting for the begonias to finally flower so I could take some pics.  
I decided to mix it up this year and go all Plain Jane in the colour department. Whereas the last few years I did a combination of yellow, pink, purple, and white flowers - this year I decided to go with just white. 
My brilliant plan was to find some grass and ivy in contrasting shades of green to create some texture but alas I didn't really find what I was looking for. Oh well. I still think it looks pretty with a mixture of different white flowers!

I'm really happy with the new black planters, too. They really stand out against the concrete steps instead of the old ones that blended right in.

See? You can actually see them from the street now!


My flower selection was a bit limited because I had to choose flowers for shade / partial shade. Here is what I ended up choosing this year:

Snowstorm Giant Snowflake - Full to Part Sun
Rocky Mountain White Zonal Geranium - Part Shade
Nonstop White Begonia - Sun to Shade

And the tag for the ornamental grass only had the strange name in italics so how about we make up a translation and call it Spiky Grass. Sounds good to me.

P.S. In another week or so, once the flowers in the window box start to get nice and big, I'll share what I planted in there as well.

P.S.S. I got eaten alive by mosquitos when I ran out to take these pictures.

P.S.S.S. Is it bad if you eat ice-cream every night in the summertime?

P.S.S.S.S. My cute friend (and running buddy from a few years back) agreed to starting jogging with me again! We are going to try and meet up two nights per week. Of course I'm only in it for the girly gossip. ;)


  1. Your flowers look so pretty! I love the all white flowers. You front yard is delightful


  2. Lol! Aren't you sick of white yet?????


    1. Are you really asking me that question!?!?! Hahaha, of course I'm not sick of white yet! Hee hee.


  3. I do like the all-white look, so cottagey (is that a word?). Your planters look great and you have wonderful curb appeal!

    1. I'm pretty sure I invented the word cottage-y. Maybe it's in the Urban Dictionary? Hmmm, probably not. ;)

      Thanks so much!

  4. So pretty - I love them all in white. It looks like your hydrangeas are coming up nicely too. Your have a beautiful front garden!

  5. I loved your planters last year with the mix of colors!! But I'm a sucker for all white also - so I think they look really pretty. You have inspired me to add a planter box under my front window as it looks amazing in your front yard. Please do share a pic when everything is blooming including the hydrangeas!!

  6. Love white and green in the garden!!! The architecture of your house is so lovely - down under we have the most boring styles of homes (except for the super old ones in the cities).

  7. Ooo, I like! I can't wait to get back home and work on a few house projects. Wait. i can. This 12 wk vacation is da bomb!

  8. The Snowstorm Giant Snowflake are one of my favorite go-to plants I get every year. The front of your house is looking good!!! Simple, not overly done, just right. :)

  9. Your lawn and plants look so green and LUSH. Very nice!


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