Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hydrangea Urn

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Finally, the time arrived that I could plant the Hydrangeas I had bought about a month ago.  I had them in the house until now, bringing them outside on the nicer days and in again at night.

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You might remember I shared this picture from Pinterest on some container inspiration.  You can find that post here with sources. This was a window box but the idea is easily transferred over to a pot or urn.

Would be pretty in a container, too. Charleston window box: Blue Hydrangea, Purple Oxalis, Silver Lamium, English Ivy

I decided to put the blue hydrangea in the urn by the front door.  It will get some afternoon shade here. 

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I picked up some Creeping Jenny, English Ivy, and Sweet Potato Vine to trail or “spill” over the urn rim.  This is early days yet and I’m expecting this to fill in and drape a bit more.

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I planted the two purple and white ones in the front bed.  Since they are small, they look a little lost right now.  Once I get some of my other plantings in, I’ll be sure and share the whole look.  These posts are helpful to me, too, because it helps me see what works from year to year.

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I’ll have to remember to take some pictures a couple of months from now, too, to see how far things have come along.  Are you trying new plantings this year? 

21 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your planter looks so pretty Kathy...can't wait to see it in another month!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Very pretty, Kathy. Hydrangeas are one of my favorites. I planted something in a teacup planter this week, not even sure what it is, but it has purple flowers. Richard laughed at me when I told him the plant-killer was buying another plant.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

That planter is going to be gorgeous when it is full and trailing!

Carolyn said...

That is a pretty combo of color and shapes.
Thank you for all your sweet comments and to answer your question....although the cottage white did look pretty in the photos the revere pewter just added a little more warmth for me.We also used revere pewter in the kitchen with cloud white trim and I love it there too. It does look clean and fresh.There are so many choices now that it seems to complicate the decision but I am sure it will look nice no matter which color you choose!
Carolyn

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love these, and can't wait to see how big they get. Gorgeous.

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

The hydrangea looks so pretty in the urn! I love hydrangeas and had them as the bouquets that my bridesmaids carried in my wedding. Such an elegant flower! I don't know a lot about flowers and plants so when I see people putting together different plants and flowers I'm always so impressed! I'm planting an organic veggie garden in our backyard this year! It's a pretty big space all tilled out now. I'm thinking I'll be feeding the whole neighborhood this summer. Hope you're doing well! ~ Jamie

Passionate for White said...

Oh how very pretty...your hydrangeas look so happy in their new homes :)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, your urn is so pretty! I love Hydrangeas! I have never planted one in an urn; you have given me such a great idea! Thanks!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Remember to pour your excess tea and coffee - and used tea leaves and coffee grounds on the base of your hydrangeas. They thrive on the acids. Also, water them twice a day - they will do beautifully, they are so gorgeous, Kathy!

Okio B Designs said...

Pretty! I fear my bush is dead. I see no movement from it. =(

Jeanine

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, the planter looks beautiful and in another month it will be spilling over and full.
I love hydrangeas.
Have a great day. XO

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am so jealous...I love hydrangeas! They won't grow here in Orlando...They are gorgeous!

Carol

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that inspiration pic and I am sure your urn will be looking just as beautiful!!...

Olive said...

Beautiful. All the creeping jenny I had in urns crept onto the paving stones and is now a ground cover.

lynn said...

very pretty, kathy! i love potato vines in planters--love the color. i just planted an eden climbing rose--can't wait for it to bloom:)

JoAnne Weisser said...

Your urn is going to be full and lush in no time ~ so pretty. Sometimes it amazes me how fast things grow at this time of the year. We have three hydrangea bushes in front of our house - I'm going to try Michele's tip about the coffee grounds (thanks Michele)!

Cynthia said...

Kathy, I love that urn it is so pretty and has many of my favorites inside. Love creeping jenny. I can't wait to get to the point of the yard. We may just concentrate on the yard and not do too much annual planting this year.

Cynthia

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Beautiful urn combo, Kathy! Hydrangeas are my faves! The sweet potato vine does really well for us, too, every year. So pretty!

must love junk said...

I love hydrangeas and yours are such a pretty color!
Susan

Tante Mali said...

Kathy,
what a beautiful planter but more I love how you arranged your plants!!!
All the best to you
Elisabeth

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those potato vines fill in so quickly - that one will be down to the ground in no time! That's a beautiful urn and that combination you planted is going to be just stunning!

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