Anyone else amazed that it’s already May? We’re just flying through this year, but at least it’s almost time to start planting and getting our yard ready for the summer season. Here in Alaska the temps are still pretty chilly overnight so I don’t dare plant anything outside just yet, but that doesn’t mean I have to sit around and wait. I’ve been cleaning up the flower beds, looking for signs of life from my perennials and getting my plan for where things will go together. That plan includes a few new pieces like this freebie planter I got from someone I bought another item from. They were moving out of state and were purging items so she said just take all the pots and planters on the porch too! I was all too happy to help!
The other pots in the freebie group didn’t really suit my style so I grouped them with other pots I no longer needed and traded them on the buy/sell page as part of a deal for another item I’ll share on the blog soon. But I had a plan for this little gem. While the bright orange was cheerful it needed a new coat of paint and I knew it would have a classic farmhouse style if I painted it ORB. So the first sunny day I had time I drug her out in to the driveway and sprayed away. Here’s how she looked after!
Luckily I’d been hoarding saving a large planter liner for quite some time and it was a perfect fit! Since I already had the spray paint and liner the only cost I had for this project was the plants I’ll be putting in it!
Now she’s all ready for summer in the front flower bed. I’ve got two Bacopa set aside just for her. She also hides the cord that comes out of the garage wall in this corner – which will all but disappear once the plants start to grow and trail over her edges. One planter down, and a few more to go before the weather cooperates and it’s time to plant! 🙂