Thursday, April 8, 2010

Flower (pot) Garden

One of the most
delightful things
about a garden is the
anticipation it provides.
W.E. Johns

I am anticipating great things
for this space in my backyard.
The "table" stood in front of a gift shop I used to own. When my partners and I closed shop (so to speak) I brought it home. It's been in my yard for seven years and the vision I have of it has never been quite fulfilled. I see it full of pots of flowers and such and I want something "viney" for the picket fence that's attached to the front. Unfortunately this spot gets little sun once the oak trees get their leaves.
Any suggestions?


LDH said...

I know ivy grows well in the shade and looks very nice but you do have to keep it in check. It looks like a sweet spot and I know you will make it look beautiful with flowers.

Sweet Annabelle said...

I love your vision! For the trellis - How about morning glories? They grow almost ANYwhere - even in shade. They just grow slower and not as tall. Maybe Heavenly Blue morning glories - my favorite!

Ann said...

If you saw what my flower beds looked like you wouldn't want any suggestions from me. It looks like a great spot though and I'm sure whatever you do with it will look fabulous.

Hopemore Studio said...

Marie, I second the Morning Glories, I had the Heavenly Blue one year and it still makes me smile. The blooms are beautiful and last a long time, plus the vines grow so fast, I swear you could watch them.

You could also do a clematis, I think they now have some varieties with variegated leaves that do well in the shade.

I can't wait to see it all in bloom.