Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flower Power

Such a sweet time of year.......the flowers are just starting to push out their glorious blooms...
....and growing so fast in all of the warm weather.
The boys' old Radio Flyer has been converted into a planter this year.
A lot of fun to do...but really had a hard time drilling the holes in the bottom...
oh the memories of lots of wagon rides down the street!
However, the old rusty ride is enjoying life now as a planter. Vrrrmmmm!
(Thank you, Jean, for the tips on how to do this!)
Urns have been planted....
.....with lots of trailing vines and flowers.
One of the pink hydrangeas is really showing off this year!!!
She is magnificent!!!

And my pot of pansies, a gift from my dear friend Miss Jean and Mr. In The Garden,
are still doing the happy dance.....
...and the mossy baskets are enjoying time hangin' around.
Enjoy your week!
PS: Miss Krystal is going to be grinning ear to ear with all of your kind words left about the platter she made. She is as cute as a button and as sweet as candy! Yes....I love her tons and tons!! Can you tell? smiles......
addendum 6-1-09: For planting the wagon:
Drill about 8-10 1/4" holes on the bottom for drainage.
Line it with window screening (you can purchase this at any hardware store). It will keep your
soil from falling through the holes but allows the water to drain.
I used Miracle Grow Moisture Retention potting soil being as the wagon gets hot and dries up the flowers fast. Fill the wagon with your soil and flowers and sit back to watch it grow!
Enjoy!!!

48 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

What a beautiful garden Becky! I love what you did with the Radio Flyer!

Kathleen Grace said...

I still have so much planting to do and It is June first! Aaargh! How can the time fly by like this? Your flowers are beautiful Becky:>)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a beautiful garden and flowers you have - I feel fortunate if one ever comes up at my house - I have a "brown" thumb, but luckily my husband has a "green" thumb.

Have a Magnificent Monday,
Lynn

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your flowers and pots are just beautiful Becky! I love the wagon turned into a planter. That is adorable.
Hugs,
Penny

the wild raspberry said...

your planters look fabulous!!!
that wagon is just so super sweet.
what a great idea to give it a new life.
don't you love sweet potato vine!?
have a lovely and wonderful week.
xoxo
chasity

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a sweet post and I adore the little red wagon. You have a wonderful day.

The Raggedy Girl

Faye said...

Oh How beautiful!Hope you are having a great day! Please keep us in your prayers! Love, Faye

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful flowers for this Monday morning! Come by my blog for a surprise TODAY! Have a great day!

skoots1mom said...

i'd love to be walking through with a cup of java, enjoying you and your flowers!!

My Shabby Roses said...

I'm loving this time of the year too!

It's so fun to gaze out the window and see all the wonderful colors in the flowers.

Your garden is just beautiful! Love the wagon idea. I think I've got one of those around too. Are there any tips to planting in a wagon? Otherwise I'll just go for it!

Hope you have a wonderful sunny day Becky.

Angie said...

Oh how beautiful! My favorites are the pink hydrangeas. Love the wagon as a movable planter!

Brenda Eason said...

Love the flowers.Wished so much I could I could shop.I hope my leg gets better soon.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Your blooms are gorgeous!!! I love the radio flyer planter. I was out and about the other day and picked up a little something for you. Can you give me your mailing address, I would love to send it along :)
http://wwwthetatteredcottage.blogspot.com
or
thetatteredcottage@yahoo.com
Toni

Liz said...

Oh your garden is just lovely! I have wanted to plant a little red wagon garden for years. I just can't seem to talk my parents into giving me back my wagon! :( I'll keep trying!

~Liz

Rue said...

Oh how I wish I still had my kids radio flyer! I love how that looks, so I might just go get a new one :)

Your flowers are gorgeous! One thing I miss about CA is the year round flowers.

Have a beautiful day out in the garden :)

love you,
rue

PS Thank you (blushing)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Becky, such beautiful colors. Love the wagon. I saw a planter using an old wheel barrel once and it gave the same look. Love it!

Linda Crispell said...

You could easily charge a fee to see your lovely garden!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Oooh Becky, we are almost caught up with you. Being on the other side of the country, I often feel a little envy that you have pretty flowers even in the winter, but it just reminds me of what will come for us. Your garden is so beautiful.
♥, Susan

Jackie said...

My favorite part of summer - all the beautiful flowers.

Mimi Sue said...

Your wagon is so sweet and it has a family history so it makes it even better. Everything looks so gorgeous. Mimi

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

It looks just lovely.

Boo-Bah said...

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Jean said...

Becky all your flowers are beautiful but I really love the wagon. Did I see a heloboris in it?Beautiful flowers make my heart go pitter-patter. You have a wonderful week.
Jean in virginia

Ann said...

What a sweet garden! You are so talented, Becky!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your flowers are gorgeous, and the wagon filled with flowers is fabulous. Thanks for sharing the directions. I do have an old wagon, but I use it for hauling plants from one place to another. This is a much better use. laurie

Elyse said...

hi becky,

everything looks wonderful! i am thrilled with all the little blooms i am slowly amassing! it's so fun to be greeted by colorful flowers outside.

the wagon looks sweet!

xo

Daisy Cottage said...

Gorgeous Oh Miss Sweet Green Thumbs!!!!

xo,
Kim

My Shabby Roses said...

Ok, so if I'd finish reading your blog instead of just enjoying the pictures I'd get my answer about planting in a wagon. Thx Becky

Rosemary said...

Simply beautiful Becky!!
My hydrangeas are just starting to bloom. Love the wagon!!
Have a wonderful week!
Rosemary

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing and btw I love the wagon.
Many Blessings,
Sherry

Allidink said...

Those hydrangeas are beautiful! I just love your wagon planter too so cute! :)

All the best,
Allison

Miss Jean said...

Thanks for the props, dear Becky. I love your yard. It has such a sweet cottagy feel to it. You certainly do have a green thumb. Nothing sooths the soul like stepping out into a beautiful garden.

Boo-Bah said...

Living where there are water restrictions my yard is turning brown fast. so I especially enjoyed seeing all your beautiful plants. I love that you used the wagon as a planter.

You have been chosen to receive an award. If you are an award free zone, please accept my apologies, if not stop by my blog to see your award.

Iris

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Your garden looks beautiful, I love the hydrangas and the wagon looks adorable as a planter!
Hugs~Kelly

Dawn said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I want to tell you it is just so wonderful. I recently had my own encounter with a beautiful yellow butterfly, though not as poignant as yours. The photo is in my header and you are welcome to copy and use it if you would like.
Forever Thankful,
Dawn

Briana said...

Very pretty! I love the wagon planter. I think my three year old would be a little upset if I did that to his wagon. One day!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Becky,
Your flowers are so pretty! I planted some seeds and they are taking their sweet little time coming in! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Sinta Renee said...

Thanks for the garden tour... just like I would have thought... you are surrounded by flowers and blessings!

Amy said...

Lovely flowers Becky! Such an assosrtment.

Joy said...

What beautiful plants and flowers. I love the radio flyer idea.

Denise said...

That is just too cute and you have some beautiful flowers....... I am going to take some pictures tomorrow and show you gals tomorrow night! I have been so busy in the yard...... Miss visiting with you and will do some catching up!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Those flowers are amazing. And that pink hydrangea -- Oh. My. I could only dream that my hydrangeas would be so pretty and bold!

Dawn said...

Thanks for coming by. Nice to know we're in the same area. I've noticed a few others in California. We're between Fresno and Modesto. I see you've been at this for a couple of years. I have a lot to catch up on...
Dawn

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful! Gardening is one of God's gifts for us to enjoy. Thanks for sharing your gift! I've been planting my pool side garden and loving it (except for pulling out overgrown morning glory!) Hope you stop by!

The Green Pea said...

Becky, what a beautiful garden. I like that tip of using the screen to keep the soil in the wagon. I have some planting to do, I will try the screens in my planters too. Sandi

Lallee said...

Becky, it all looks wonderful. I wish I could come visit your garden. The wagon is wonderful. Don't you love the chartreuse sweet potato vine? I had to hang a pot outside our office so I could see it often. Then I had to add one to the back porch so I could see it there too.

I'm off to Ft. P for the weekend to see a new grand niece.
Love you bunches,
Lallee

Storybook Woods said...

Your garden is soo beauitful. What joy it must bring you xoxo Clarice

cindy said...

Just gorgeous...woe to me and my very, very brown thumb! :(

-c
yappingcat