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May 18, 2017

This and That This Week #15


I recently discovered this enthusiastic gardener who along with her husband create videos showing her ideas for planters, and many other subjects.  This one caught my attention so I decided to give this design a try.  Here is the link to the video where I got my inspiration Garden Answer- April 25, 2017. I don't normally copy ideas but what really made this intriguing to me is the perennial Sweet Iris plant she used in it.  As I've learned she often uses a perennial in her annual planters which is totally a new idea for me!

My planter is white so that's a big difference but I found an assortment of the same plants she used and put it together very similarly.  Unfortunately all my flowers aren't blooming at the moment but soon enough it will look more and more like hers.  She has a ton of videos on Facebook and YouTube    .  I noted one of the videos has been viewed over 1,800,000 times! 

I have a very large white rooster I found at Cracker Barrel about 6 years ago.  I've been asked numerous times where to get it but of course there are no more of them.  I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and look what I found!  It's really close to the same look although it is smaller.  I even copied the store label in case it would help anyone that wants to find it. 
This is a link to a post where I talked about finding another white rooster which also shows a picture of mine.  Click "here


I've just begun to fill my planters with annuals.  I have a bunch more to go. This is what keeps me happy and busy during the summer.

This big terracotta planter from Mexico was gifted to me by my hubby for Mother's Day.  I spotted it at a garden center and fell in love with it.  It's pretty large and I stuffed it with a bunch of annuals.  Can't wait to see it as it starts to fill out more.  I'll be update things like this on my garden blog.
We are just now starting to get heavy pollen here and the trees are dropping their debris everywhere so my deck is messy!

While on a trip up to Petoskey we stopped at Monarch again and I spotted a huge glass cloche on display.  I was again inspired when I saw this zinnia plant inside of theirs.  I have a big cloche too and decided it was time to create a new look for it.  Extremely simple but I like it! 

I updated it by adding these wooden beads. 


So that's my This and That This Week! 


9 comments:

  1. Lovely planter Liz. It's great. to be inspired and there is nothing wrong with copying. Your planter will soon be full and gorgeous. Great find on the white rooster. Your mexican inspired pot is unique and pretty. have fun in the garden. It is warming up.

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  2. I will have to check out these videos, Liz. I always plant annuals on our patio, but this year decided not to plant as many. Your planters are so pretty painted white. The Mexican planter adds a great pop of color. Cloches are so versatile and I do like what you did with yours. Our pollen was quite bad this year-I'm so glad it seems to be over! Have a happy afternoon. ♥

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  3. That Mexican planter so beautiful and vibrant... Lovely blog you have...

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  4. Hi Liz! First of all, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Thank you for sharing the video too...I know putting perennials in pots is a great idea but I've never done it either! Makes total sense. Your deck is shaping up and soon all those pots will be in bloom. Enjoy! p.s. love the rooster. :)

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  5. Liz, I love your new Mexican planter...so vibrant! I love being inspired and then doing it my way. Cloches are always fun to use. Fortunately we are through with the pollen, it was really bad this year

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  6. I love those planters especially. I should look that up online. Smart idea!

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  7. I love seeing how you put your deck and garden together. It looks beautiful when all the plants fill in.

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  8. Hi Liz, Love your planters. The Mexican style is something you find here in garden shops as you head south. Oh my goodness, I love the white rooster!! Thanks for sharing the video. Have a great holiday weekend. xo

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  9. You always have the prettiest planters Liz!! I think that you could create your own video!

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