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From the Community: Front Planters - Planted!

By Cozy.Cottage.Cute. on Jun 27, 2013
untitled-8-3+copy.jpg Okay, so these were planted a few weeks ago. But I was waiting, waiting, waiting for the begonias to finally flower so I could take some pics.

I decided to mix it up this year and go all Plain Jane in the colour department. Whereas the last few years I did a combination of yellow, pink, purple, and white flowers - this year I decided to go with just white.

My brilliant plan was to find some grass and ivy in contrasting shades of green to create some texture, but alas, I didn't really find what I was looking for. Oh well. I still think it looks pretty with a mixture of different white flowers!

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I'm really happy with the new black planters, too. They really stand out against the concrete steps instead of the old ones that blended right in.

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See? You can actually see them from the street now!

untitled-19-6+copy.jpg My flower selection was a bit limited because I had to choose flowers for shade / partial shade. Here is what I ended up choosing this year:
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Snowstorm Giant Snowflake - Full to Part Sun
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Rocky Mountain White Zonal Geranium - Part Shade
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Nonstop White Begonia - Sun to Shade
And the tag for the ornamental grass only had the strange name in italics so how about we make up a translation and call it Spiky Grass. Sounds good to me.

P.S. In another week or so, once the flowers in the window box start to get nice and big, I'll share what I planted in there as well.

P.S.S. I got eaten alive by mosquitos when I ran out to take these pictures.

P.S.S.S. Is it bad if you eat ice-cream every night in the summertime?

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