June 4, 2011

What's Up In The Garden

I was doing a little puttering around the house this week.

Trying to get some stuff done before my son's last day of school yesterday.

I bought this wooden box at a garage sale last year. It's one of my favorite places to put flowers in now. The pots were originally cheap clay colored plastic that I spray painted gray.

I also spray painted this urn a different shade of gray, but it looks a bit too battleship gray to me.

The last of my peonies have bloomed, which is always a sad time. I love those flowers and wish they would stay around longer.

But there's always something else blooming to take their place.

My rose bush has burst forth. I can't remember what variety this is, but my son bought it for me for Mother's Day a few years ago.

It seems like someone has been munching on the leaves.

And my spirea is blooming.

The foliage of the hostas is always a treat this time of year. Prior to the bugs traipsing over from the roses to munch on them.

On the ugly side, I'm trying the Topsy Turvy (as seen on TV) this year for my tomato plant. So far, not too impressed.

Can I spray paint a plastic bag of dirt?

Linking with Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound.


  1. I used the topsy turvey one year and got huge vines but no tomatoes. they can be difficult to water and they dry out pretty fast so be sure to water often.

  2. Your flowers look beautiful!! My mom's friend tried topsy turvey last year and she wasn't happy with it either. Martina

  3. Love all of your gorgeous flowers. The box is great with the flowers displayed inside. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  4. Love all the flowers. What IS the topsy turvy - I don't get it!!!

    Have a lovely Pink Saturday!

  5. Love the new color of the pots and they fit so fine in the wooden box. Gray is my new white. As for the tomato hanging thing...now there's a challenge.

  6. Beautiful pinks. Your flowers are gorgeous. Our peonies are another week out before blooms. I agree. They never last long enough.

    Hope you're having a splendid Saturday!

  7. What gorgeous flowers you have on your property, Pam! Oh, those peonies and roses are to die for. Good luck with your Topsy Turvy... I've always wanted to try one. Keep us posted on how it works out.
    P.S. My name for comments still isn't working...works on some blogs, not others, yours being one of them. So this is "ME" from The Little Red House with the White Porch/Gloria! ;)

  8. Beautiful peonies-my own have not bloomed yet-maaybe in a couple of weeks. I think those topsy-turvey things were really over rated...and not what they showed in the ads for them. Have a great weekend-xo Diana

  9. All your flowers are so pretty.

    I planted some tomatoes in my garden and some in a topsy turvy. So far the ones in the topsy turvy are growing faster.

  10. Thanks for the peek at your garden, Pam, everything looks so pretty. Do you know the variety the peonies? I sure like them. I want to get a few more plants :)

  11. I am one of those people who had absolutely no luck with the topsy turvy! I would definititely give them a big thumbs down! Anyway, your garden is looking absolutely beautiful!

  12. Pam your flowers are gorgeous! I love the box and the urn that you painted, it really makes the pink pop. :) I have always wanted to try the topsy turvy I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  13. The flowers look great. Such festive colors.
    I don't think spraying your Topsy-Turvy would be a good idea. :)



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