Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lowes Creative Ideas May Project–How to Plant A Fairy Rose Container Garden

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Hello again, thanks for joining me in my Lowe’s Creative Ideas Garden Club May Challenge “Contain It!”  This is post #2 on my project, please see the first post here.
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Here you can see my container before, it was holding an evergreen waiting to be planted.  It was fine, but not fancy by any means.  I emptied it out and replaced with new garden soil and compost.
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First thing first placing the large tree rose in place.  I would have been happy with just that…. it is soooo pretty!
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Then for a nice filler and winter interest I added part of my ivy near the trunk of the rose.
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Then in opposite corners I added my two perennials, a dianthus and a verbena.
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Then in the other opposite corners I added more ivy.
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Then I filled in the empty spots with my annuals.
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Then I made sure and filled in all the areas with soil and there were no air pockets to dry out.  Don’t forget to add some fertilizer to your containers.
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Then I did the best part I added the angel and mulched it for a top dressing to keep the plants moist and cool.  Then give it a good long drink!
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I am so happy with how my project turned out.  I think it is a good refection of my gardening style and something I can enjoy for a long time.  Please revisit my previous post for more information on the plants used and the costs of doing this project sponsored by Lowes Creative Ideas.
Take the time to visit Lowe’s and see what's blooming, I’m sure you’ll be glad you did!
Don't forget to check out the Lowes Creative Ideas Blog and Facebook Page. They now even have an account on Pinterest!
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Happy Gardening…Brooke
All images ©Creative Country Mom, Brooke Kroeger 2012

1 comment:

Wonderful to hear from you and taking the time to visit. Come back soon and let me know how I can visit you online as well. I love to meet new gardeners!

Here is the finalized list of all the stops on the Christmas in the Country Tour 2014 here at Creative Country Mom's.

Featured Home Tours - Panoply, Aiken House and Garden,


Featured Home Tours - A Delightsome Life, Shabby Art Boutique,


DAY THREE - DECEMBER 2ND

Featured Home Tours - Nancherrow and

Sweet Tea and Saving Grace


DAY FOUR - DECEMBER 3RD

Featured Home Tours - Meadow Lake Road, Designer's Sweet Spot,

Bohemian Juncktion and White Lace Cottage


DAY FIVE - DECEMBER 4TH

Featured Home Tours - Momcrieff and

Somewhat Quirky Designs


DAY SIX - DECEMBER 5TH

Featured Home Tours - Shabby FuFu, What Meegan Makes,

I Am A Homemaker and Major Huff Takes A Wife


DAY SEVEN - DECEMBER 8TH

Featured Home Tours - Lilacs and Longhorns,

Garden Matter and Southern Seazons


DAY EIGHT - DECEMBER 9TH

Featured Home Tours - Atta Girl Says, Our Southern Home

For What It's Worth and Designthusiasm


DAY NINE - DECEMBER 10TH

Featured Home Tours - Chatfield Court

and Holidays At The Harris Home


DAY TEN - DECEMBER 11TH
Featured Home Tours - Dwellings - The Heart of the Home,
DIY 180, Domicile 37 and Little Red Brick House

DAY ELEVEN - DECEMBER 12TH

Featured Home Tours - Dandelion Patina,

Real Inspired and Sweet Melanie


I wish to thank all of the bloggers that participated and all the ones whom shared their links at the party. I so enjoyed every day of the tour and all the wonderful homes all decorated for the holidays. Merry Christmas to everyone! xxx....Brooke