Monday, June 15, 2015

MondayMEWS:: Container gardening cont'd from Friday

Mom ladies' afternoon out on Friday was held at Fairview Gardens and Greenhouse.  The hosts were ladies from BB&T (Branch Banking and Trust) my peeps bank.
If you missed that info, click here

Italian Ice, cookies, lemonade, tea and water were the refreshments for the hot day and were served first.  It was Mom's first time having Italian Ice...
SHE loves Italian Ice...OMCs...had mango, banana, spumoni, raspbery and sugar free lemon

MOL She said it was so dark she thought it was chocolate...FYI she loves Chocolate.

Presentation and info on containers was indoors.  Every sit was filled.
I learned that container plants should be planted in odd numbers..because you need a thriller (tall) plant, a filler plant and a spiller plant. Of course plants selected for the sun they will get.  I went with full sun for the deck. You could even do herb containers, all shade, partial sun or indoor plants. 

then we adjourned to the greenhouse...toasty but lots of fans. This is a very pretty 
facility.  Mom took lots of photos of flowers that she'll use on Flower Friday

WARNING Grinning hyenna coming up!!

Our thriller is Agastache (hummingbirds love it) tiny orange and pink flowers, our filler is a Hawaiian Snow bush, no blooms but very colorful leaves and stems and our spiller is Lysmachia creep Jenn.  The Agastache is perennial...woohoo.   Mom said once she  finished they put plant food on hers and she was ready to go home...OMCS she had to drive 20 miles on I-440 (at 1st rush hour) with that plant. Thank goodness Mom and the plant got home in one piece. (she put the seat belt around it...mol mol mol)
Here is a picture of the newest member of the family on the deck.

Mom says a great big thank you to
the BB&T ladies.  This was their first ladies' event.  Well done ladies!!


  1. Hari OM
    OMCness that is just BEAUTIFULLS... !!! A new skill learned AND sorbet (I finally figured out how I knew it)... success all round methinks.... eccept - where's the catnip??? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Pretty garden. Do they get snow in Hawaii? Hawaiian Snow Bush?

  3. That is a really pretty plant. What fun to learn how to do all that. Looks like great fun. You all have a super day.

  4. I luffs it!!!! Well done Mom, great planter AND you gots to sample icey creams!!!
    What a pawfect day
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. DARN Madi.... we think YOU should have gone along.... you would have had a chance to chews one of the plants... and we KNOW you would chews CAT NIP... THAT would have made the LOVELY planter... INTOXICATING.
    We think your mom was BRAVE to drive the interstate in RUSH hour... and SMART to have had the planter BUCKLED UP fur ITS Safety.

  6. Oh my....beautiful container Ma!!!!
    I would never want to leave that green house...I would be in 7th heaven to be sure.

    And the Italian Ice...My favorite is orange OR cherry.

    Thanks....this pot post was super. Now I fly away....oops, wrong kind of pot.

  7. the planter is perfect, and i love the pic of the grinning hyena.. MOL BOL LOL... that is a beautiful green house and this had to be a ton of fun except for the drive home. i do hate driving in traffic on fast roads

  8. Oh my, Madi...your mom's container garden came out beautifully! We never knew how people made container plants look so pretty...but now we know!
    Cairn cuddles,

  9. OMD...That's what Mom needs to attend. Her thumb is definitely NOT green. She does do quite well with weeds though! ;)

  10. Italian ice is yummy! I'm going to save this post for future reference. Lots of good information. Our garden currently looks like a jungle between the rain and busy schedules. One of these weekends I hope to get back to it

  11. What a fun event put on by your bank!! A very nice photo of you at your work station, too! A very informative, fun time on garden planters. Yours looks great, I hope it thrives on your patio! (I would love the Spumoni Italian Ice! Yum!)
    Kathy and Molly

  12. That looks like it was a lot of fun.

  13. Wow, what a pretty container! Your momma did grreat!

  14. Wow, what a pretty container! Your momma did grreat!

  15. Those are very pretty! Contain yourself pretty Madi MOL!

  16. Your plant is just said she would have rather been there wif your momma then working all last week, cos now she is behind on all the blogs.....and it looks like much more fun....stella rose

  17. Container gardening is so much easier than normal gardening and looks much better. I would much rather plant things in pots than the ground.
    Glad you had a good time, your arrangement is beautiful!
    Funny you should mention about Lee and I starting a shop, we were thinking of having our own website and perhaps Etsy shop.
    Dip and Elliot x

  18. What fun! The plant is purrrrrty. You better give mom some pointers on how to keep it alive
    Lily & Edward

  19. Your mom's flower container looks just beautiful, Madi! Nice flower choices!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  20. We love your Mom's flower container! It is beautiful. What a wonderful day. Our Mumsy loves Italian Ice too. Beautiful place, and love all the plants.

  21. Madi we think your Mom is going to give your Dad a run for his green thumb now!!!

  22. Your Mom did a wonderful job on her planter, Madi!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  23. What a fun event!!! And you got to sample ice cream too! Beautiful plant!!
    xo Chloe and LadyBug

  24. Now the hard work starts--keeping it alive! (That's where SHE always falls down--seems they always want water or something.) BOL!

  25. madi....waddya meen yur mom picked sum thing hummingBURDS like, her couldna picked sum thing....MADI grazz, nip, silvervine, french friez..... ♥♥♥

  26. Oh yes, that is a very beautiful planter. And Mom says something like that might actually survive here. She thinks we have both passed the "leave the plants alone" test this year - FINALLY, she adds:) We have heard the thriller, filler, spiller formula before. Good luck with your creation - it is so pretty.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  27. What a beautiful container! The head peep always admires those at garden centers but suspects she will kill them, so we don't have any around here. It's amazing that your Mom knows how to make them now!

  28. Very nice container. I love creeping Jenny! I would love to try the Italian Ice!

  29. Your Mom's arrangement came out so pretty. And thank you for the gardening lesson, I need some. And that Italian ice looks really tasty.

  30. So fun seeing your Mom and she did a grand job on her potted plant! I love spumoni!

  31. We think your mom's container turned out perfect. She sure looked like she was having fun too.

  32. Your mom's container looks pawsome!

  33. What a fun event for your mom, Madi. Her planter turned out beautiful!

  34. That is SO PAWSOME!!!! How great that your Moms Bank has thingies like that!!!
    Ma doesn't have enough green papers to warrant a toaster!!! BOL
    I thinks your Moms container is amazin'!!! TOTALLY better than anythings Ma's brown thumb can grow!
    Ruby ♥

  35. Mom you did a beautiful job on your planting. Yum, that Italian Ice looks soooooooooo good.

    Looks like a lot of fun.


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