The maintenance of our yard is a task I primarily leave to my husband. The edger terrifies me (I feel like I am going to chop my feet off) and I don’t really have a huge interest in watering the grass by hand as we do not have a sprinkler system… yet but that is changing soon!
The one thing I truly enjoy in the gardening realm is my planter boxes that I put together each year. Since we bought our house 2 ½ years ago, I have put out planter boxes on my front porch each Spring and I am so excited that the weather is nearly warm enough to head to the gardening center and come up with my plant scheme for this year.
Last year I did a combination of herbs and annuals which I loved because of the great array of texture and color from the Thyme, Rosemary, Purple Basil and Chives. Then again, we ate the herbs much faster than they grew so I think the boxes started to look a little dismal after late June.
(A couple succulent photos from my wedding)
If I have not mentioned it before, I love succulents. So much, I used them in my wedding for our bridal party and table displays. Home Depot has some that you can only purchase online but there are quite a few online vendors who will ship anywhere. I would love to add some succulents to my boxes this year so I need to do some additional research.
(The Crate and Barrel zinc planters)
My sister bought us these zinc planters from Crate and Barrel and I must say, I am giddy to see them filled to the brim with a combination of vibrant colors, fragrant herbs and plants that will bring life to my front porch all summer long.