Thursday, June 16, 2022

Pot it black

 It's June - hopefully the snow is over (we had 12 inches in mid may) and good weather is finally here.  In celebration, I put together a few of my pots.  The chemistry sink (ya you read that right) is filled with Black Satin Petunias, Sweet Caroline Raven Ipomoea, and  "supertunia latte"  petunia.  It is a real sink from a chemistry lab and I never plant anything edible in it - who knows what heavy metals lurk in the finish. Just love the way that white petunia works with the black foliage of the Ipomoea.

The pumpkin I scored at Habitat for Humanity looks sweet with black petunia's and an orange biden (not a combo of the last two presidents).   I lined it with weed cloth so the dirt did not fall through the face. Below, A little Spinx moth is enjoying plantings.
I did acquire some mushroom compost that contained chicken bones - ugh.  Probably the by-product of some nasty factory farm.  Don't think I am buying this premium compost again.


  1. Nice flower displays! "orange biden" LOL! And guess what, Lady M -- I am finally working on the art I promised you so many, many moons ago! I will be in touch via email when it's ready to mail to you.

  2. Wow - How Fabulous! I can't wait to see it!

  3. Love this post! Everything from the creative planter to the chicken bone in the compost. How cool.

    1. We are kindred gardening spirits aren't we?