Day 267 – A Week of Window Boxes




In honor of my son, Robert, who marries in 7 days, I’m channeling my blog time into all the last minute wedding plans. Enjoy for the next week seven different homes in Westhaven, and their wonderful windowboxes. Just pictures. If you really want to know what plants are in the boxes, ask me next week.

Day 266 – Y’all Come Visit Now, Ya’hear

‘Autumnal’ fuschia, ‘Persian Chocolate’ lysomachia, ‘Non-stop’ Begonia, Dragon-wing Begonia, Cordyline, Acalypha (copperplant)





Westhaven, in Franklin, Tennessee, is looking very colorful! Come for visit, see if you can find the edibles we have intermingled with the annual color, and let me know what your favorite container planting is! Here’s a sample from the back porch of the Resident’s Club.

Day 263 – A Garden Growing Under Your Window


At 12 feet long, 2 feet wide, and 3 feet deep, this window box is bigger than some folk’s yards. Here it’s been made into a mini-landscape with shrubs, perennials, and annuals. These red mandevilla flowers seem to be glowing.

Day 262 – A Little Bit of Nostalgia

Long ago, in a place called McKinney, Texas, I used to come once or twice a year to do container planting demonstrations.

This euphorphia and bougainvillea are one of my favorite, simple combinations.



I broke my sunglasses on the plane trip down to Texas and had to borrow these that made me look like a bug!
Rose, rosemary, and petunia

Day 261 – Hello Summer!










The first day of summer and the afternoon thunderstorms are right on cue. Not that this picture of hibiscus and bougainvillea has any thing to do with summer rain other than it sure does like having a little if it!