I am posting photos of some of my container gardens and favorite plants in honor of our war veterans on Memorial Day.
These pots are bright, bold and strong, like our military heros!
This low maintenance combo pack a whallop year round!
I like how the butterscotch-colored glazed ceramic pots set off the burgundy and brown colors in this small garden.
I don't have a large variety of plants, but the foliage-centric design will provide color year round.
A fragrant Brugmansia will grow and fill in the "naked wall area."
The "pasta bowl- sized" echeveria doubles as a "living sculpture."
This close up photos reveals my attempt to screen the air conditioner.
Once the Eugenia and other plants grow in, I will succeed!
I used a trailing periwinkle blue Bacopa to punctuate the blue sizzle and sprinkled yellow "gold coin" for contrast.
Soft and bold at the same time, the valiant-red color of the Lotus plant reminds me of the bravery and sacrifice of our veterans.
No pastel colors in this garden.
I'm wearing my Army t-shirt today and attending our community Memorial Day parade.
This is Edith Shain, the young nurse who was kissed in this famous photo taken during the celebration of the ending of World War II in New York.
It was V-J Day.
When I see our war veterans riding in the parade, waving to the crowds, its hard to imagine how young they were when they served our country.
They may be considered "old people" now, but to me they are still handsome, courageous and strong!
Thank you for your service, I dedicate these gardens to you.