May 21, 2011

The floating garden

This floating garden adds special interest to the water garden. I would make different plantings.
Note that the platform/boxes ar attached to the edges with transparent cord, so they don't float freely and they stay in the places you want them to stay, not places they want to stay... 

May 20, 2011

Rather drought tolerant in my barrel

Last year I've planted strawberries in this barrel, but really they were not happy! This spot turned out to be too sunny and too hot for alpine strawberries. One month ago strawberries were replanted to more shady location. Barrel got new guest, which is Sedum spectabile Autumn joy - beautiful for most of the year and drought tolerant. I will not have to water it very often.
Having alpine strawberries in this barrel was brilliant idea - I am modest enough, right? I wanted to have the chance to snap a strawberry "on the way". If I only have chosen less sunny location...
I think my precious strawberries will be more happy in a new place.

Have a nice weekend!

May 15, 2011

Flowers today - laziness in focus

Flowers today in my garden.

Amount of flowers in my garden is decreasing year after year, because I reduce amount of perennials. Less perennials = less work. Let's say that less work is more "ecological" or let's face it - I am getting more lazy. No matter how more lazy I am, flowers today in my garden still make me happy :) YOU?

This post is part of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day hosted by Carol @ May Dreams Gardens.
You may see my other GBBD posts here. 

May 13, 2011

5 Photos of Most Beautiful Shed Ever

Stylish shed with eco friendly roofs - maybe thats something to look for if you plan to renovate your shed.
I love this gray-lavender shade coating!
Pay also attention to color combination of sedums and other drought-loving plants.   

Designed by Sally Wilding-Webb.

Recommended further reading Building a Shed (Taunton's Build Like a Pro)

If you plan to renovate your shed, do you think making similar roof is a good option?

Recommended further reading Building a Shed (Taunton's Build Like a Pro)

May 6, 2011

Hey! Don't throw away bottles! Plant something...

Are you looking for ideas for hanging pot? You love recycle? You will also love this idea.

I was thinking, do I need to make holes on the bottom?