When I awoke this morning, I realized a container of sunflowers had come into bloom.
While I enjoy seeing them out the window in their staging area on the deck, I began to think about how to include them with the other flower containers that we see every day for a new look.
Here’s a “Before” video to show the container arrangement as we begin.
Luckily the containers have small platforms with wheels. We can move them with ease, and the raised platform ensures that after watering, the area dries quickly.
The large container of red petunias with a white accent continues the color theme in the yard. The volume of the planter also is more attractive than the side of the greenhouse in view, so we place it prominently in our coffee area.
Sunflowers face east as they mature, so we place them to our west so we’ll see their joyful faces.
Late summer feels expansive. To express this, we have cleared the view and re-grouped the other containers to enjoy more as we have supper on the deck. Let’s see how it looks now.
It’s amazing what a little change can do.
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