Happy Friday! Do you have big plans for the weekend? I’m heading out to a friend’s to do some Saskatoon picking this afternoon. That likely means some baking on Sunday. Tarts? Cheesecake? Pavlova? What would be your pick?
Yesterday, I shared a peek of my backyard planters on Instagram. This time, I departed from my usual white and green and added a pop of color with red geraniums. A bit daring for the gal who usually loves all white.
After adding a red garden stool to our outdoor lounge area last spring, as well as spray painting an old bench red, I was convinced color was the way to go. On even the most drab of summer days, our yard still looked alive.
This May, I was inspired by my lovely neighbour, Fiona, who made it to the garden centre well before I ever did. She hung gorgeous bright colored baskets all around her deck. And the red ones caught my eye every time I looked out the back window. So, red it was!
To add a bit of texture to each planter, I paired the red geraniums with a euonymous shrub in yellow and green. For the white, I chose iberus, otherwise know as candytuft. It’s a perennial that I may plant in a garden bed this fall.
Geraniums are a bit nostalgic for me. I remember my mom planting them in wooden containers that sat on our porch with white-painted spindles. Oh how I wish I had some of those spindles for a DIY project, but they were given away years ago when they transformed the whole thing into a sunroom- darn!
Perhaps it’s too late in the season to think about planting containers, but I always enjoy gathering inspiring gardening ideas on Pinterest. Here are a few that will likely make their way into my yard someday.
Did you play it safe with your flowers this year or mix it up? Ever planted geraniums?
Enjoy your weekend,