Friday, June 17, 2011
Day 257 - There Are Days That I Just REALLY Love My Job
Like when I get to plant containers at homes like this...
I just love the Siam Beauty Musa. And this is the new Coreopsis Cherry Lemonade from Terra Nova - I LOVE IT!!
Here's the new Stars and Stripes Mandevilla
Bottlebrush shrub, Abutilon, red geranium, petunia
Tibuchina standard, variegated bouganvilla, cascading vinca, coleus, purple angelonia
Ruellia, Allamanda, mandevilla, petunia
All this fun in a day's work!
I picked out all these containers for this homeowner when the home was being built. Two of my favorite container/garden accessory suppliers are Elegant Earth in Birmingham, Alabama and Campania International. The big bowls on top of the front porch columns are from Riverside Plastics - they put a special granite finish on these to coordinate with the other planters. I knew logistically it would be a nightmare to get cast stone or concrete planters on roof of this porch (it was huge task just to get the others on the porch!) so I went with Riverside Plastics great quality plastic containers. They still weighed about 75 lbs each.