HOUSE: Newburgh

Plants on the front porch.

Black false shamrock (black velvet clover) in pots close to the house, away from the blazing sun. I love these. I’m going to plant more of them in the window boxes at the back of the house, since they do well in the shade.

The weather is amazing right now, perfect for being outside and planting things! This is the time of the year when I get impatient and want to plant MORE MORE MORE instead of waiting for things to grow and fill in. I have to restrain myself, though, because otherwise by the time July rolls around, the garden will be overrun and crazy and I’ll be wishing I hadn’t planted things quite so closely together.

I’ve limited the pots on the porch to ONE white geranium each, plus some dragon’s blood sedum (which should trail over the side eventually), and two of something which might be black elephant ear. GROW! NOW! (It’s been three days. I should probably relax a little.)

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  • Reply nicole May 28, 2008 at 8:51 am

    wonderful plant choices! and you’ve managed to find some really nice containers (not that easy among the terra cotta wastelands).

    and i know exactly what you mean. even though i am now witnessing just how much plants can grow each and every day, i still find that my impatience and plant-buying addiction could result in something more resembling a overrun rain forest eden than a manageable garden. i already think i have underestimated possible spread in my existing garden plans.

    by the way – your front porch and street look deliciously picturesque.

  • Reply Adam May 28, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Very nice! Your front porch and street are looking lovely. How are your neighbors?

  • Reply Anna at D16 May 28, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Nicole: My pots (inside the house and out) all come from IKEA! I know it’s a ridiculous schlep for you to get there, but they have really excellent, well-priced pots there — the selection is better in the summer, but they stock them all year round.

    Adam: That depends which neighbors you’re wondering about. 😉 Hmmm. Let’s try to keep the blog POSITIVE! Go, Newburgh!

  • Reply Belinda May 28, 2008 at 10:26 am

    it looks great & i love that black velvet clover!.

  • Reply Adam May 28, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I agree, positive is the way to go! We’ll have to discuss in person sometime! 😉

  • Reply Kim May 28, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Oh! I love the clover! I was having such a hard time choosing shade plants for my window boxes. I am positive that would have looked darling mixed in.

    Ah well. Next year!

  • Reply Lisa May 28, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    The black false shamrock looks amazing! I’ve always loved non-green plants.

    I wish I could spend more time outdoors in the sun. We’ve been having really great weather in the area, but my medication makes me very sun sensitive. 🙁

  • Reply Claire May 29, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Nice mix of plants. Love the pots too!

  • Reply A Merry Mishap May 29, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I found pics of your home on flickr & love it. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind if i did a house tour on my blog. I like the mid century modern feel you have, every room is so interesting! Let me know if it’s ok & I’ll just you the different pics you have on your blog!

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