I'm still working outside trying to get things "presentable".
The Spring was so rainy and yucky
and now it's in the 90's and hasn't rained for 2 weeks.
When it's this hot my body just rebels against weeding
and anything relating to outside work,
it just wants to float in the pool with a glass of lemonade.
I wanted to share a fun outside find for my flowers,
that I located a few weeks ago.
This perfect size, red antique wheelbarrow.
Even though I might not have painted it red myself,
I have to admit it really looks cute with red and white flowers in it.
I winter all my geraniums in the John Deere room
(the majority of them are coral red)
So I thought I'd try to do white ones here in the wheelbarrow.
For some reason I couldn't locate many white ones,
so I just planted a variety of flowers
along with the few white geraniums that I did find;
petunias, million bells, lantana, and some vinca vine.
This gets most of the day's sun
and the lantana seems to do well in the heat.
petunias, not so much...
If you're wondering about the brick barrier around the pool
it's our chipmunk deterrent.
With all the chasing and fun that a chipmunk has when it falls in love,
once in the pool, they can't get out.
This has helped tremendously!
Here are a few other planted wheelbarrows from Pinterest
I'm working on putting together a little potting bench under the deck.
Hopefully, I'll have that to show soon.
How are your outdoor spaces shaping up?
Now, some great posts from last weeks VIF:
Pretties up a rustic box with her gorgeous peonies.
If you haven't met Lara you will fall in love
with her gorgeous photos.
Lemon Lane Cottage
sets a table with her family heirloom
Debbie, from Confessions of a Plate Addict
shows us how to make Frenchy Anduze Pots
without the trip to France!
And my good friend Donna,
of D. R'eyne's Everyday Elegance
shares her wonderful Tinker House.
(magazine material for sure)
I'm linking up with these great weekend parties:
I'm trying my best to get to everyone who links up,
this blogger comment business is really slowing me down...
oh, and don't forget the
Summer Blog Party
the week of June 20-25.
I'll be showing some fun ways to enjoy summer
that have a vintage twist!