I’ve been doing a lot of work in the shade bed, but there is a section that has nothing in it while I try to figure out what I want. When this happens in an area, annuals are great to fill in until I decide what perennials to put in. Or, it could forever be annuals, too, I suppose.
This bed is all covered with leaves from the ash tree. That is the messiest tree ever, I swear!
I’ve seen so many of the whisky barrel or tipped pot with flowers “spilling” out and kept saying I should do that. Well, that seemed as good a thing as any for this spot! I dug a trench for the bucket (which I picked up at Home Depot) and then back filled it a little bit to keep the pot from rolling around.
You can’t see it very well, but I dug out the soil in front to make a depression. Then I laid in where I wanted the annuals to go, in this case white impatiens.
There were kind of pot bound, so I hope they do okay.
Then I mixed in some potting soil, the good stuff:
I want these to grow big and fluffy. Next a good watering and it’s ready to go!
I hope this ends up looking like my mind pictured it in a couple of weeks!