Note: I am TERRIBLE at visualizing and putting plants together in planters. I suck at decorating and at landscaping so I was pretty happy with how this turned out.
I was so worried about finding the perfect planter. It had to be pretty and go with the house. I ended up going to 5 or 6 different places during my search. As you can see, I could have bought a plastic, crappy pot and no one would have noticed. The ceramic pot I purchased is sooooo pretty and was only $23!
I planted purple sweet potato plants, pink hibiscus, and fountain grass
Pardon the crooked picture and all the water, I had just watered the planter before I took this picture. Now when I pull into the driveway I just smile because it looks so pretty!
Even though I am very happy with how my planter turned out I still have major doubts about my ability to landscape. I desperately need to find a landscaper to help me do the rest of my flower beds, especially the one in front of our house. I HATE the plants/bushes that the builder planted and would love to just tie a rope around all of them and yank them out with my SUV. Trust me, there are days that I have been very tempted to do this. I have used several different landscaping software/plant encyclopedia's to come up with ideas but am still at a loss. Seriously, it is so hard to visualize how everything will come together and how it will look once it grows and matures!
If only a landscaper could just show up and offer to help me out for next to nothing out of the kindness of his heart/sympathy at my pathetic attempts at landscaping. Hmmmmmmm........where is Yard Crashers when I need them?! Too bad they don't come to the Midwest! Would anyone like to nominate me for Desperate Landscapes?!? lol
Have a great day! One more day until the weekend!