On my way home from work yesterday, I saw this double white wash tub in a front yard with a sign saying, "$25.00, OBO". (When I read it, I thought it said, "Old".) I forgot to mention it to my husband, Larry, so I was glad it was still there today when I drove by. I called Larry, who drives a pick up truck, and asked him to stop and get it for me on his way home. He said he gave him the $25 and did not offer less. I told him that was good, because it would have been a LOT more at an antique store, and I was happy to get it for the $25. What was really cool was that the guy asked Larry what it was going to be used for. He said flowers are what he wanted it to be used for. There had been a guy who wanted to buy it to wash car parts in, and he told him he wouldn't sell it to him for that, even after he asked him what it was to him what he was going to use it for.
So, for Blooming Friday, here is the north side of my driveway, the area next to the veggie garden.
We stuck a tub and a pot in there to make it harder to take. We had a hose stolen from the yard when we first moved in, but haven't had problems since. Our neighbors had some flamingos stolen a few years ago, though. I am so tickled! Next year, I'll put some potting soil in and plant some flowers to go with the area where I have a white and yellow theme going. (The pots on each side have sweet potatoes and Spooky dianthus in them.)
I think this is now my favorite container of all the ones I have.
I have another mystery plant I'm pretty sure I've grown before, but can't remember what it is. Maybe when the blooms open I'll remember.
Here are some unopened buds on the mystery plant. Do you know what it is? Spooky dianthus and phlox blooms are also in the photo.
It's growing in the middle of the phlox that I've had in a post before. The huge violet needs to come out.
Down the way are some other tubs I love.
The pot on the right has mint that is blooming. The other plants I labeled in the next photos.
Black and Blue Salvia:
Ageratum growing in the salvia leaves:
Diamond Frost Euphorbia and statice have bloomed all summer. I am not getting all of the statice picked to dry, but I'm enjoying the blooms in the pots and garden.
The lisianthus is continuing to bloom, also.
To see more Blooms from all over the world, or to find out how to include yours, go to Katarina's blog, Roses and Stuff.