Apr 29, 2010

3 Tiered Planter..

Today I got out in the garden,
and did a little container planting.
The weather here has been horrible!
so much rain and wind gusts.
yesterday.. I lost a 25 foot flowering plum tree,
the ground is just so wet it tipped over,
I just hate losing mature trees:-(

I picked this up last year,
I don't know that it was meant to be?
But I think it makes a fun tiered planter,
I affectionately call it the Eiffel Tower.

(click photos to enlarge)

So today I tucked fresh moss in the holes in the lining,
and packed it full of little plants..

 of course.. I tucked one of my rabbits in beside it.

The bottom tier is planted with  Nemesia "Violet Ice",
and all the tiers have a variety of...
 Pansies, Alyssum, and Swedish Ivy,  for filler.

This pink flower is Diascia "Wink Pink"
isn't that a cute name?
I want a job making up sweet plant names!

I just love all the rusty metal work...

This top tier is planted with Campanula "Get Me",

My husband gave it to me in a cute gift planter,
that has been in the house for a week or so.
I learned today.. I had over watered the poor thing,
so it looks kinda crummy right now.
I am much better at garden plants than house plants!

Today I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home
for Show and Tell Friday
Thanks for stopping by,


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sorry to hear about your plum tree, but the planter is very pretty!

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
I love your planter and you filled it up nicely!
Sorry about your plum tree-that would be so disappointing.
Take care,

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That looks so pretty. I like the bunny next to it too.

Shirley said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your tree. I hate when that happens too. I've lost a few here in the past years. I just love your tiered planter. It really looks beautiful.

Cindy~ said...

Oh so pretty! I especially LOVE the bunny!

Susan said...

Hello Bella...Your plants and little bunny are great! Thanks for sharing. Also, Bella, thanks for visiting my blog. Please stop by any time. I LOVE visitors! Hope the sun comes out tomorrow in Washington! Sincerely, Susan

Olga said...

Your Eiffel Tower is very pretty; lovely flowers and cute bunny.

Shelia said...

Oh, this is so pretty! You've really done a beautiful job with the planted flowers. I have a little bunny like that! Bunny Foo Foo! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
I love your planter!!! It's so cool!
Sorry to hear about your plum tree--that's so sad when a mature tree gets knocked over by bad weather!

Liz said...

Oh that is so pretty! I love it!


tales from an oc cottage said...

How pretty!

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fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Bella, you got lovely garden.. the flowers are gorgeous!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great plant stand. And the flowers look great in it. Have a good day..Julian

Crystal said...

I love the stand. I've been looking for a similar one. What a great idea using it as a planter!

Angela said...

I just love what you did with it. It looks amazing.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Sorry about the tree! That happens in Georgia all the time but with the big Oaks!

I love your three tiered planter! Very romantic and pretty!


shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh my heavens I am in LOVE with this gorgeous planter!!!!! So pretty and you are quite the planter girl!

Victoria said...

I love your planter and the bunny is adorable:) Too bad about your tree but your flowers look gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so sorry about your plum tree, Bella. We lost an old oak a few years ago...we called it the Keebler Elves Tree because it had been mostly hollowed out by squirrels. That's why it keeled over. So sad.

Love the Eiffel Tower! I love finding old and odd planters. Your choice of plants is great. I had to laugh over killing houseplants. I am a serial killer!!

Thanks for coming by. I wish you luck in the giveaway!


Sonia said...

I just love the tiered planter you found! It is so pretty with all those flowers..I'm sure later in the season it will look like a big tower of flowers...great find! Your header picture is one of my favorite blog pictures. I love foxglove but have never had any that tall...gorgeous!

Miss Bloomers

Donna said...

Your planter is just gorgeous! And I love your bunny rabbit, too! Great job!

Maureen said...

My condolences for the loss of your plum tree. That’s so disappointing when you have nurtured something to lose it like that. I love your planter. Your gardens are beautiful, you have quite the green thumb.


Hi Bella, I just love your "Eiffel Tower", it's so sweet with all the lovely flowers and cute bunny. I have a 4 tier planter similar to that with flowers in it. If I have time, I'll get a picture or two posted. Love your blog.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really like your planter! We have rain/storms starting later today and lasting thru the weekend.:(

Lavender Cottage said...

Send some rain our way........please! No snow in March and barely a few drops of rain this month, we are dry, dry, dry.
I like the planter, so tall and looks nice with all the flowers you've added. I'll bet it will be a real conversation piece once the plants fill out and cascade over the sides.

Denise Marie said...

girl...it is just gorgeous!! I bet it makes you smile each time you see it. That's a cool bunny.

Red River Interiors said...

Your garden is beautiful...love the planter. I love the inspiration your garden offers... Thanks... Fay

Gypsy Purple said...

This is absolutely lovely!!!!

Mikey said...

Love it! I'm new to the blogging world and just became a follower of your blog! I hope you'll visit my blog, too!