If you are looking for a way to grow plants that’s easy on the eyes and the budget, consider container gardening.

  It is a great way to accent plants in your yard, deck, porch or garden. It also makes it possible to garden in small places or urban settings.

Containers are a great to  keep herbs in or near your kitchen.  You can even keep lettuce growing in a pot so it is always accessible when it’s time to make dinner.

Choose containers that have enough space for the plants you plan to put in them.

  There are many websites to visit that give  “recipes” for containers. Or you can visit a garden center and use your own taste to choose plants that look good when you put them together.  Be sure to check heights of plants, sun and watering requirements so that they like the same conditions, then place them where you can enjoy their beauty.

“I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself.  And I find sufficient purpose for my day.”  ~Robert Brault

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blue and white crockThe rain came Monday and it kept coming and coming, well we were like a sinking ship with water coming in from all around.  My husband and I both stayed home trying to keep up with the water.  2 sump pumps and two drains but the floor isn’t perfectly even so the water pools if you don’t keep up to it.  So sweep we did!  But notice those awesome Muck Boots that kept my feet and legs dry and warm.me

  Fashionable too wouldn’t you say?

 Hey….it’s not easy looking lovely when you are sloshing water around in your cellar for hours.   another bean pot

While I was spending that quality time in the basement I came across those crocks I spoke of last week, my old ones that I wasn’t sure where they were.  Found em!  So here’s some more pots that I have accumulated. These are all pretty good sized. The blue and white is great, but it has some hair line cracks.  I like that it is stamped from our city.brown and white pot

 I hope all of you are faring the weather.  It’s hard to know what season we are in with rain, then snow, then forty degrees and back again to snow and frigid temperatures.  Oh well, it is January in the North East after all.  It is supposed to be 6 degrees tomorrow at some point. Brrrrr.  But at least there isn’t an Earthquake so I will quit complaining now and count my blessings. 

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The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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