I treated myself this Mother's Day to some more garden flowers. Since the impatiens are still on sale, I bought some more and planted them in my chicken feeder and decided to place an old cake pan inside the top, fill with water and placed a rock in the middle for the birds to have a place to perch and drink.
The tomatoes are looking good and I placed an old tomato juicer or whatever it is called in the middle of the box for decoration. These are small bush tomato plants and the box on the on the bottom has wide openings in the slats that the roots can go down into the ground.
I had an extra dusty miller plant and placed it in my little watering can under my spigot. I have since decided that I am going to find a small piece of coco liner, line the planter with that and place some bacopa in there instead as the bacopa will drape out and over like a waterfall...but for now, this is how it looks.
My potato plants are doing just fine in their little sacks. They have all but reached the top of the potato sacks and I think one more layer of dirt once they reach a bit over the top and all I have to do now is wait for them to flower and die off and get ready to reach my fingers in the sides of the sacks and pull out dinner...but I will have to wait until summer....
It will be worth it to eat fresh pulled potatoes!!!
Another treat for Mother's Day was to get an ever blooming begonia. If you click on the picture, you can see the red begonia placed on the top of the strawberry planter to the left of the rocking chairs. the bright red really shows through and adds a nice bit of color until the smaller red and white impatiens begin to grow bigger.
The birds are happy, they have a nice sheltered place for food, water and a place to hide in among the ivy covered birch tree, I am happy as my shady garden is coming along nicely.
The rest of the garden beds are doing well and I did plant some seeds this morning in the back garden, side garden and front garden.
The back garden I planted the white sunflower seeds, and some teddy bear sunflower seeds, the side and front garden, I planted some perennial tall grass seed. Hopefully the seeds will take off soon and I have more color coming to the floral garden beds.
Everything is shaping up nicely around here and I said to Mr H, we will have to have a summer garden party this year.
Happy Mother's Day to all!