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Strawberry Tower Planting 2015

I am in the final stages of getting another issue of PITH + VIGOR out the door (it is in the process of being stuffed into boxes and envelopes right now!) and now that I feel like I can, I’ve been taking frequent gardening breaks.  It feels really good to slow down a little bit.

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of plants and I am grateful for this extended spring to have some time to get them all planted.

This year, I’ve put together a scheme for my strawberry tower (which has become the centerpiece of my vegetable garden) that is bright and colorful.  You might remember last year I went with a color study of yellows (from deep and dark to white). I am interested to go with something more mixed and varied in color. I recently happened across this image and was inspired by the cheery mix of this gorgeous wall.

colorful floral wall inspriation from FASHION SAMBAPITA via www.pithandvigor.com

To create something similar, I’ve chosen florific annuals that range from pink to yellow to purple (I’ve consciously opted to replace the silver and blue with deep purples as I think it will visually work better in bright blaring sun of my garden).

 

color profusion planting plan for the www.pithandvigor.com strawberry tower

Once I get this all planted up and it grows together, I’ll hopefully be able to share something that reflects my inspiration!
images:  inspiration, Proven winners.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Proven Winners.  I am not an employee of Proven Winners and all opinions are my own. See the other posts in this series. 
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Scented Containers

fragrant patio plants via www.pithandvigor.comMy mother’s day gift to myself gets delivered tomorrow.  Well, maybe I should say installed.  It’s a water spigot on the side of the house where my patio is and I am super excited to see the plumber come and make this little dream a reality – I’ve been wanting this for years.

Hoses are a garden necessity but they are a nuisance and having to haul them all the way around the house is something I’ve come to see at torture (both to me and to the plants that I inevitably decimate along the way).

But what is really exciting is that now I can plant a proper container collection for my patio (because I can painlessly water it!!!).

I have lots of plans and as I finish off this patio project I hope you will follow along with the makeover, but smell is a planting priority.  I’ve sorted a few annuals in my color scheme (deep exotic reds and purples with some white and chartreuse to set it off) that will perfume the whole area.  

The Alyssum and the Dianthus are a sweet floral smell but the Angelonia has the fragrance of grapes juice!  I can’t wait to see how they all come together.

  Have other suggestions?  I’m on the prowl for a few more! 

images: Proven Winners

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Proven Winners. I am not an employee of Proven Winners and all opinions are my own.

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