Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Sunday, May 30, 2010

wicker deck flower baskets

a couple of weeks ago i planted my three wicker deck baskets. they are located on the south side of the house, and receive morning and early afternoon sunshine. i choose full sun plants for these baskets and have enjoyed a different combination of flowers for the past two years.

this year, i chose white euphorbia to fill the planters, along with calibrachoa in coral pink to wave through the baskets. to trail from the baskets, i planted licorice plant and purple queen setcreasea. i chose this plant for it's color and leaf shape to add a bit of contrast to the baskets.

so far this year, the plants are thriving and require a nice watering every morning. the euphorbia has grown tremendously and gives a light feel to the baskets.

to fertilize the plants, i placed osmocote pot shots, two per basket, just under the surface of the soil.

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