Does anyone else love that movie, What About Bob? No? For the rest of you holding your breath on our patio reveal… take another breath and keep holding it. Mostly because thanks to Suck It, Sandy and Kiss My Nemo all of our new baby boxwoods are toast. Brown, crispy, and so so sad.
I can’t bear to post a reveal of a quasi-beautiful patio when it’s surrounded by a wasteland of boxwood chalk outlines. (You can see them in all their torched glory in most of these pictures…)
But, here’s something small that I can show you. It’s not much, but if anything it might get your brain thinking. I spotted this galvanized bucket at the flea market on Sunday for $10 and brought it home for the patio.
It’s still a few weeks too early for major planting (May 15 is the frost date for this part of the world so only the heartiest of plants should go into planters this early… think pansies, etc.) I’ve been patiently sitting on my hands waiting to get my planters all pretty, but I couldn’t resist doing a little something when this guy came home. First step was to drill holes in the bottom for drainage. Killer photo, huh? Not.
I added a layer of gravel to the bottom to assist with drainage and also to save on potting soil.
We started with pansies and petunias and I’ll layer in some taller plants as the weather warms up: geraniums, grasses, maybe some vines to hang over the edges here and there.
It’s not much, but looking out and seeing even a little bit of color makes me think this storm ravaged patio has some hope yet!
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