I was sent off to Home Depot to purchase plants for the back porch. We are having a gathering in two weeks and Tim wanted to get it all decorated ;-) although chances are even at 7 in the evening it will be hot and muggy and we'll all stay inside!
So I bought a Container Gardening Magazine and then shopped for things that looked like the pictures! I had a gift certificate which made it even better. The only thing was that the porch is well shaded. It is covered of course but it is also boxed in by the trees outside so it gets very little sun throughout the day. I did find these pretty blue flowers though that are said to like partial shade to shade - so we'll see how they do.
On Monday we went to my mother's for lunch. Miss Kathy, mom's good friend who is a bit of an Auntie to me & my kids was there as well. She brought these charming little buckets and flags for the kids. Inside the bucket is a plant from Miss Kathy's garden. The original plant came from Miss Kathy's grandmother's garden!!!