Hope you all Had A Happy Mother’s Day! 
We certainly did around Sweetwater….maybe because…
It finally feels like Spring in the garden!
The planters for the front steps had been spending some quality time away from home!
  A month ago, the Sweetwater Daughter and I did our annual afternoon of planting at Holasek Gardens!  I have written before about the cool promotion this fabulous greenhouse offers every Spring!  
In  a nutshell…..
  • You take your containers to the Nursery
  • You wander around and pick out plants to plant in them…..talk about retail AND garden therapy!
  • You go to the big tables filled with dirt….next to the big bins of mulch!
  • You plant the plants and leave all the mess behind!
  • The “Greenhouse Fairies” then take care of your plants until Mother’s Day Weekend!

Mr. S picked the planters up on Friday….and they look amazing!
Kudos to him for traipsing WAY back to the far end of the Greenhouse AND rolling the heavy cart back up a not so easy to navigate path!
I think some of the plants have doubled in size!

I saw that some of the planters being done by other people at the nursery were using grapevine as an accent!  
As soon as I got home….I was able to rescue the grapevine that was left in the yard from a tree trimming project over the winter….Mr. S was JUST ABOUT to throw it in the wood pile to burn!!!!
I like the look in the pots…..and since then….it seems that I am seeing grapevine and other “sticks” in all kinds of arrangements….
Last weekend a couple of girlfriends and I spent a fun morning at the “Art in Bloom” event at the Art Institute.  Seems those flower arrangers know how to use some grapevine too!
It is good that there is still some salvaged grapevine left for when the flowers start blooming at Sweetwater.

But….back to positively perfect planters…..
Here are some shots of the planters on the Sweetwater Daughter’s Deck!

I love the aged copper boxes with the orange themed plantings.
Notice too the cool fabric on her newly covered deck furniture cushions…..a post for another day!

Have a Wonderful Week….hope you have time to play in YOUR gardens!

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