The planter box above is made up of fairly small growing plants. The area gets a fair amount of sun, is about 3 feet off the ground and around 2 feet wide. Using more petite plants keeps this area from being overwhelmed. Instead of using one regular sized or larger plant, at least 4 smaller plants are used. The colors, even though they are all green, vary from light to dark, solid to stripped. This variety keeps the plants from all blending together into one blob of green-ness. Small pops of color are added by the flowers, which added just that extra bit of interest.
My attention has been pulled elsewhere these past few weeks. I have not forgotten about the blog, I promise. Each day my plans to post at night after the kids are in bed are routinely foiled by falling asleep at 8:30 pm or before. It is a constant, daily struggle to figure out what is the highest priority versus what is my preferred activity at that moment. Example: What needed accomplished yesterday – two kids’ doctor’s appointments, a few phone calls, removing a window to have the glass replaced, taking said window in to get fix, wiping down dinning room walls, and clearing off a set of shelves. What I wanted to do – sit on the porch swing reading a book from the stack by my bed, write two book reviews for the blog, and haul a few buckets of wood chips for my front flower beds.
I am anticipating my large project being finished by the beginning of next week, but only if I do not spend time elsewhere. That fact alone (the end is near) is what keeps me moving forward instead of curling up in a closet with a book, waiting for things to magically happen themselves.
Have you noticed I mention reading a lot? Yeah, I like books. They are great places to escape into, though they do not help the laundry get done. 🙂