March is a busy time in the garden here in the semi-tropics. The weather has just started to take the edge off the heat (well maybe not this week), we get plenty of rain and with it humidity, and so the lawn is growing madly and demanding a lot of time, citrus needs a bit of tender loving care, seeds need to be sown and it's time to prepare the vegetable beds for planting Winter crops.
|Old woven raffia bag, holding potted plants|
As if that wasn't enough I've found the most amazing cottage gardens on Pinterest and I'm just itching to put some of their great ideas into my own garden. One of the things I have enjoyed seeing lately is all the different things people use for plant pots. There are flowers blooming out of old boots, brightly coloured drawers, bread tins, milk jugs, in fact pretty much anything you can think of.
There was even a photo of an old VW Beetle with the bonnet removed and then where the engine usually sits it had flowers. It was just lovely and if my yard was bigger........ well!
I took myself off an a foraging trip to the recycle centre knowing that they had all sorts of quirky items there that would be just begging me to bring home and fill them with flowers.
|Holes drilled in the bottom for drainage|
|Cane basket lined with a spare hanging basket liner|
|Wooden bowl planted full of Blue Lobelias|
|Watering can planted out with Petunias|
The watering can is not a recycled item. I bought it new from a discount store that had them reduced to $5. A few holes drilled in the bottom for drainage and voila.... a snazzy pot for some more Petunias. I'm getting quite handy with a drill.
In a few weeks I am hoping to be able to update this blog with photos of a flower abundance in my yard.
Happy Autumn everyone.