Friday, April 20, 2012

Big pots of PINK!

Happy PINK Saturday everyone! 
Please stop by How Sweet The Sound where Beverly has lots of pretty PINK posts waiting for you. 
This past weekend I planted the two large pots that sit on either side of my front door. Last year I went with a bright, hot color scheme of  PINK and orange but decided to change it up this year and went with a more subtle color scheme of white, purple and PINK
 In the back of the pot is a Dwarf Banana Tree. I love using these in pots and this variety with it's burgundy splotches is quite dramatic.  Just to the side of it, I planted a Persian Shield. I love the iridescent, purple leaves of this plant. Just in front of this, I planted a Soprano White Osteospermum. The dark purple centers pick up the same shades of purple in the Persian Shield. 
 On the opposite side of the pot I planted a Gingerland Caladium. I love the big white leaves with the splotches of PINK and Burgundy. The next layer in front contains a hot PINK Geranium and a Leather Leaf Sedge. This little flashy grass is a new one for me and I really like the way the wispy silver blades stand out against the showier big leaved plants in the pot.
  Finally in the front of the pot I placed a Phlox Intensia PINK on one side. 

 On the other side I placed a Petunia Pretty Much Picasso. I have looked for this plant for two years now and finally scored two at Lowes! The outside edges of the flower are lime green, then turning to hot PINK and finally dark purple in the throat. I had a hard time getting a good shot of it so the pic is a little blurry. 
 Then this morning I had this litghtbulb moment, I took all the little markers that came in the pots and put them in a ziplock bag marked with the year and where the plants were planted. DUH! Why haven't I ever done this before?  
 I usually place the pots at the front edge of  the porch, right at the top of the steps but last year I had a deer walk right up the steps and onto the porch so he could have a yummy breakfast consisting of the Hibiscus and other flowers I had planted in these big pots. This year I've moved the pots all the way back, right up to the door in hopes it will deter the deer from devouring what I have planted, I'll keep y'all posted!
I have one last picture to share with you. I found this on Pinterest and since many of us are going to have a rainy weekend, I thought it appropriate! Have a wonderful weekend, filled with Bubbles of JOY, xxoo Nan

23 comments:

  1. Oh those pesky deer. I love them but not in my garden. Two years ago one gave birth to her baby in the garden ... awesome. I so love the plants & colors scheme, Nan. Very pretty. hadn't thought of the banana tree ... look that one up at the nursery. Bought hundreds to get in when the weather permits, about 2 more weeks ... can hardly wait to get to diggin' once again.

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  2. Hi Nan!
    What a lovely idea! Can you believe how cheeky those deer can get? Last year they munched the heads off my frilly pink tulips and my absolutely favorite white casablanca lilies... but then I figured it's only fair for them to nibble since we plunked our houses right in the middle of where they used to eat breakfast!
    Anyway,have a great weekend and HPS!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

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  3. Hi Nane..So pretty..that copper pot is gorgeous!
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

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  4. Really like what you did with your pots and plants.

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  5. Happy Pinks, NanE! Lovely photos and I really liked the pink umbrellas floating in the water. Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. I have to find one of those petunias...I have never heard of that one and it is a beauty!
    Love the pink umbrellas!
    HPS!
    ♥ Jil

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  7. HPS!


    Lovely flowers and that shot of the umbrellas is awesome!


    Gabriela

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  8. such pretty flowers. Im looking forward to planting my window boxes and the big pots I have.. even though I really dont like gardening! what a neat picture with all those beautiful pink umbrellas!
    happy Day!
    vivian

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  9. I haven't replanted any of my pots yet, still enjoying the spring time pansies I have in them. I have some "up the road" kids coming over this afternoon to help me weed the pool garden and other spots. The warm winter and early Spring have caused a takeover of weeds and I need help to tackle it....ugh! Your pots are gorgeous and that new petunia is one I will look for next week. It's just gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday Nan. Off to some yard sales this morning before the worker bees arrive. xo

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  10. Your flowerpots are gorgeous. Naughty deer. LOL

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  11. Your pretty petals are just lovely.
    I adore the umbrella photo, what a fun idea.

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  12. Love your pink this week. So pretty!

    My PINK..., have a great weekend!

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  13. Your flower pots are beautiful. And I love the picture with the pink umbrellas. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  14. What fantastic color and plant combination, the pot is just over the top gorgeous.
    Happy Pink Sat
    Ann

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  15. Oh, I love your pretties!! I used to live in South Carolina...such a beautiful place and so rich in history! Always love looking at your princesses!
    HPS!

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  16. Happy Pink Saturday, Nan. Your pots looks so pretty. I think maybe you should come over and do mine for me. ;-)

    And, the umbrella photo gave me a big smile. I could use one of those umbrellas this morning.

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  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the lovely comment - your pink flowers are just beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday to you and have a lovely new week.

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  18. Oh your flowers are just gorgeous!! So glad I have discovered your blog!

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  19. White, pink and purple is my favorite color scheme for planting. I wish it was pot planting time here, we had snow last week. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

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  20. those pink umbrellas are fantastic. Thanks for sharing them.

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  21. My dear and precious friend Nan I just said a prayer for you and yours and will continue to do so throughout the day.

    Praise God through whom all blessings flow.

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  22. Hi NanE
    That Pretty Much Piscasso Petunia we have at the green house where I volunteer once a week. We've had them for a couple years now and I personally don't like they as they are 'sticky'. I think it's one you either like or don't. This year I'm making my baskets up in purple and whites. Nan

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  23. I know, I know! But I am back ... have missed you. Your florals are gorgeous & I so love the umbrellas. How fun!
    How have you been ?

    Happy Mother's Day
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    ~ GIVEAWAY ends 5/13 ~

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