Jun 14, 2013

~ pots and patio 2013

I have been thanking my lucky stars every single day about the helicopter situation this year. Each May, our large "helicopter trees" which are some variation of a maple I believe, send off hoards of helicopters which fill the driveway, patio, flower beds, the entire yard really, and it's a complete nightmare. We actually contemplate (before we come to our senses) cutting the trees down! Last year was the worst year I can remember. We pulled miniature maple trees all damn summer long as those helicopters land, plant themselves, get rained on, and sprout into tiny trees.
This year was a gift as there have been a mere fraction of the helicopters compared to years past. 
At any rate, this is a long story meant to introduce my pots and patio for this season...
Here we go...































































Ok I did not intend to post this many photos. Apparently I felt the need to show each plant from every possible angle... sorry about that. 

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18 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Everything looks gorgeous and so lush....great job!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, enjoyed how you mix ivy with other beautiful pants.

Suburban Charm said...

Just beautiful!

Suzanne at Lake and Garden said...

Wow! Your gorgeous gardens should been on a tour. It's simply beautiful. I love your use of color: the subtle greenish color of your shutters echoed in the planters, statues and wall pieces, and then the measured touches of peach/orange/brick in the pillows and flowers.
Also, the combination of plants in your pots - stunning!
Thank you for the tour!
Suzanne

Amy Davis said...

You garden look beautiful. Those are maple trees. Here in the south we call the seeds they drop whirly-gigs. If you put down preen before they drop from the tree it will help with all the little trees sprouting.

Gina said...

Beautiful! Love everything!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I like all your planters that spill over with lush plants. This looks like a lovely space to enjoy a delightful afternoon.

An Eye for Detail said...

That bed of impatiens is amazing Jan!
I too have orange (and red) on our terrace: love it, and so do my neighbors!
Enjoy your weekend....

Maryanne White said...

Helicopter Trees...very cute, I have never heard them called this before. Love the use of the evergreen plantings as a base for the planters, always a good choice!

Jennings and Gates said...

What a pretty garden! N.G.

Acf57 said...

Your grounds are lovely. Wonderful to see someone who loves cherubs as much as I do. Enjoyed seeing them in your garden. PS. I have that green garden seat as well. Love the colour.

Ann said...

Really lovely, but where are the edibles?

Lauren said...

Oh Jan, your house is truly spectacular!! I love everything about it!!

David & Dianne said...

Everything looks beauteous, love that topiary. Forgot how ginormous your veranda is!!

David & Dianne said...

Everything looks beauteous, love that topiary. Forgot how ginormous your veranda is!!

pve design said...

Idyllic Spot! Love that fountain.
pve

Tartan Terrace said...

I always love seeing your beautiful yard. Absolutely gorgeous!

NestGirl said...

What a beautiful garden! It is made for entertaining. Where did you get that fantastic fire bowl? It is so elegant.