ADDING GALVANIZED BUCKETS, WOODEN BUCKETS, AND OLIVE BUCKETS TO THE PORCH STEP FOR SPRING AND FILLING THEM WITH VEGETABLES, HERBS, AND FLOWERS!
I’m stepping out and testing Mother Nature right now by planting a few things in containers. Michigan weather’s still unpredictable until about June 1st but I’m itching to do a little gardening. So I decided to start planting the containers that I line the porch steps with. If frost is in the forecast I can always move them.
Just look at that adorable rustic wooden bucket hubby found for me. It was excavated on a job site and he knows it was right up my alley so into the back of the truck it went and ended up on our steps along with a few other things I’ll be back to show you later.
I figured I’d better plant cool weather crops for now in the containers so lettuce, and a few herbs it is. If you remember in a past post I told you I was going to limit myself to buying annuals this year and decorate with edibles. I was so proud only 6 pots of flowers came home with me this year, and all in white. You can see a few of those mixed in with my parsley in the lower bucket.
Of course a porch wouldn’t be complete without Boston Ferns. They are the simplest plant to maintain in my opinion and fill a large space. I just water them every once in a while and that’s it. Those little buggers just keep on keepin’ all season long. Frost is the only thing that finally gets them. Anyone else a fern lover like me?
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed or not but I’ve been keeping my photos more real. Normally I’d have taken the boom, and plant stakes hanging out of the little bucket on the wall before photographing. But I’m trying to not do that as much so you can see the real me, and how it looks most of the time around the cabin. Don’t get me wrong I like a tidy place but sometimes things just need to be out if I use them everyday. Tell me do you like seeing those little things in the photos or do you like a cleaned up version better?