I just returned from a weekend in the Twin Cities, where the leaves are popping out everywhere and the grass is green.
But here in northern Minnesota, we still have brown grass and no leaves, and today is actually a little blustery cold.
Sitting out on my deck is an old weathered chair with a lifeless plant still in it from last summer.
This chair is a neat weathered gray from the elements. It actually looked a lot like the chair in the photo below (minus the wood turning), when it started out it's life as an outdoor chair planter.
After removing the woven seat, adding a chicken wire basket, either moss or a pre-shaped basket liner and soil, it was ready to plant.
I certainly didn't invent or create the idea of planting in the seat of a chair, but I have been doing it for a long time.
I love the gray patina of the wood with the beauty and color of the flowers. It's shabby chic, a perfect blend of contrasts.
Not sure what to plant in my chair this year. Two years ago, it was a yellow surfina petunia and raspberry trailing verbena.
|And last year a yellow bidens.|
It is so fun to plan flower pots and beds! (Even if I can't plant until the middle or end of May.)