Mish Mash

As most people will know good design doesn’t just happen by chance.  It is a carefully processed and perfectly executed melange.   And like with any good design careful consideration needs to be given before creating your perfect outside space,  from what plant where to which plant suits which pot.  It is always wise to remember size and colour matters whether planting your borders or containers.  Although tempting as it may be to “acquire” everytrhing that you LIKE a little bit of forethought, restraint and planning will result in a garden that you LOVE.  But before planting can commence it is good to have an overall vision in mind.  Visions can change and evolve as is nature’s way and they give you the focus to start creating something that will look great.  You can clash you can mix you can match just don’t mish mash!

For the enthusiasts amongst you who want to get some spring colour around your home now  below are some ideas, lots of  the spring bloomers shown come in a variety of colours so choose which colours  you would like for your spring window boxes,  patio planters or borders.  For me it’s purple and yellow mixes that hail the coming of spring!

“calming whites” white tulips and trailing ivy
“cute contrasts” white muscari and purple viola
“sunshine yellow” yellow tete a tete with red, purple and yellow primroses
“wonderland of whites” muscari, hyacinth, daffodills, tulips
“Walk on by” these boxes have been planted with daffs for spring when they finish flowering replace with lavender for the summer season ahead

 

Room With A View

As I lounge in the lounge gazing out at the rain on an overcast Mid  March day (it is after all  St Patrick’s Day and it is traditional that he sheds a tear for Ireland), the highs of the past few sunny spring days that raised my spirits to an ecstatic high a distant memory, I remember why it is I love to plant my window boxes from scratch rather than buy ready grown ones.  The sight of the partially emerged muscari amongst the narcissus pulled me right back to the reason why I love Spring, there is so much more to come and the rain……………..   well that’s the part that makes it all possible!  Window boxes are a great way of bringing nature into your home and are great for the smallest of outside spaces.

Spring in a window box
Watch them grow
Gaze from the window

All Hail Spring