This groundhog, commonly known as “Punxatawney Phil” is the Northeasterner’s version of The Farmer’s Almanac. Every year, Mr. Phil comes out of hibernation and legend has it, whether he sees his shadow or not, it is an indication of an early spring or extended winter.Well, this year I think Phil screwed up because there are a lot of people who want to go “Bill Murray” on him right now. Apparently, on Groundhog Day he predicted an early spring. As we all know up here, he was seriously WRONG!!!! My Facebook friend, Janet summed it up today very well….
I am in the “THEM” category.Of course I would love to be making a sand snowmen, but the best I can do is start planning some projects for the nice weather. I want to share a lot of information I have gathered from a very long winter’s worth of playing on my laptop. I have discovered so many interactive sites and have spent MANY hours learning them, and utilizing them to network and find great ideas.
Today’s post comes courtesy of Pinterest and the people who have taken the time to photograph and share their ideas and creations. Container Gardening is for everyone. It does not matter where you live, if you have a yard or not, or even if you don’t have a very green thumb! Container Gardening is very easy to do and the fun part is the creativity. Even now, the home stores are starting to stock up on the early bloomers such as tulips, hyacinth and pansies. So go ahead and get started because a container garden can even be left inside for a kick start on the season.
A lot of my friends ride horses and/or own a barn so these ideas are perfect for all the barn items that are no longer usable for their original purpose. Have an old water trough?
This is so much prettier !
Even though this is not for flowers, every farm is loaded with hoses for all the watering that is needed. This is a great idea to keep them off the ground. A simple 4×4 post and a ready made finial and hook is all you need. Of course a container garden at the bottom really would be a nice touch!Everyone that rides probably has some “wellies” or a pair of waterproof boots or clogs that need to be retired. They are so colorful and really are fun to use as a container.
Do you have an small piece of furniture that no longer is usable inside?
Window boxes are a classic example of container gardening.
Should I use one of everything?
Whatever you choose to do, have fun and Happy Planting!