THERE’S NOTING BETTER THAN AN OLD BARELL FILLED WITH BLOOMING FLOWERS. THIS YEAR I ADDED BLUSHING SUSIE BLACK-EYED SUZAN VINE TO OUR LANDSCAPE DESIGN!
I purchased a new camera lens and wanted to try it out and the perfect subject to photography was my whiskey barrel filled with Blushing Susie Black-eyed Susan Vine. For the past few years I’ve had a metal trellis in the middle of the pot with flowers planted in and around it but I wanted to try something new this year.
After wandering around the nursery, up and down every isle several times I decided on this beautiful vine. It came potted in a hanging pot and was already climbing so I had to be very careful unwinding it from the baskets hanger. Once that tedious project was done I planted it in the center of the trellis and attempted to twine it around the sculpture.
After I did the best job I could I gave it a good watering along with a little fertilizer. For several days it looked pretty sad but after a week or so it perked right up and began to flourish. I just can’t believe how full and beautiful it’s became. I think this may be my new favorite look for this barrel.