When we found this old wagon left behind by the previous owners of our house, I knew I had to do something with it. Since most of the gardens here are already filled with perennials, I like to put my favorite annuals in planters. These are a combination of mini petunias and calibrachoa, two of my favorites.
Here you can see it in the yard, and our large “barn” garden to the right. I call it the barn garden because it is built into the foundation of an old barn. One of my 4th of July weekend projects was finishing painting our front door yellow.
The chickens seem to approve. This door now matches the other door which faces the street, seen below last fall with our angel Miss Sheba in front of it, along with our favorite flowers of the autumn, mums.
Back to petunias, did you know that many annual flowers will re-seed themselves? If you pull them up in the fall, the seeds will scatter everywhere and in the spring they’ll bring new flowers all on their own. That’s what happened with this planter. As usual, no work gardening is my favorite!
Of course, one of the dogs always has to get in on the flower photos, and I thought it would be fun to edit this photo with Luke to fit in with our retro theme.
Have you ever planted flowers in an unusual container?
We are happy to be joining the Flower Friday blog hop hosted by Da DB Boyz.