I like to have something flowering in my yard at all times. I of course would love to just spend whatever and fill every pot, but I am trying to make some constructive changes in the way I garden.
Every year I re-plant quite a few pots on my back patio. This year I am doing things a little different. I want to grow more food in pots and less flowers. If I am going to spend the money, I want it to be on something we can eat if at all possible.
But there will always be room for the just plain beautiful like the ranunculu above. My jasmine is blooming right below my bedroom window so I love to keep the window open all night to smell the wonderful fragrance.
This fountain has become a planter. The pump was taken out and used to replace a broken one in the front yard. I chose succulents because this wall gets very hot and they don't require as much watering.
The benefit is these will grow for years and you don't have to replant every season. Tomorrow I will share the more practical changes I have made for what's more beautiful than a vine ripened tomato or cucumber ready for your supper salad.