I really admire gardens that have little whimsical features, but I'm never sure if my garden has the type of personality that can pull whimsy off.
Do you know what I mean by that? Don't feel bad if you don't, because I really don't either. I saw some great Gargoyles at a garden centre yesterday though, and it was love at first sight. I thought one of them would be just the perfect blend of whimsy and charm for me. At second sight, I looked at the price tag of $90 and I decided it could wait till the end-of-season-everything-must-go-sale.
However, I did find this adorable tabby cat plant hanger at the local hardware store last year, forgot about it, remembered it, and my husband put it up yesterday. It looks wonderful on the post by our front door! (Look one inch to your right and you'll see why tabbies are special to me.)
|tabby cats and flowers, these are a few of my favourite things|
I had fun looking around at the different annuals, and choose four little things for a basket to hang on the new hanger. I don't know a lot about annuals, as my garden is 99.99 percent perennials, so I hope I made good choices. I do like the pastel shades and I bought one of each, so I hope that will be the right amount for a 14" hanging pot.
|Calibrachoa hybrid Million Bells 'Cherry Pink ' (dark pink), Diascia hybrid Flying Colours 'Trailing Antique Rose (light pink), Streptocarpella 'Concord Blue', and German Ivy 'Variegata'|
The complete new, and I hope 'whimsical' look:
Happy Gardening Everyone.