Love that last one!
During a recent trip [more like, all-day excursion] to IKEA I picked up a pair of these metal pots for our front porch. They are a bit pricey, but are huge and are galvanized so they should last for the long haul and shouldn’t rust.
I was at our local nursery the very next day shopping for flowers and greenery to put in them. I will honestly admit that I LOVE “gardening.” I put that in quotes because I love planting things into the ground, but HATE maintaining them. Not a good combination, I know. Poor plants.
I purchased two boxwoods, trailing vines, hot pink flowers and white clumping ground cover to add some bulk. [Forgive me for not knowing the true names of these lovelies...my brain can hold only so much info].
I planted everything and this is how it turned out. [Going on one month now and everything is still alive!]
I wanted to give these boxwoods a hair cut and wanted a nice shape to them. Knowing far too well that I’m Edward Scissorhands when it comes to trimming hair, just ask my poor kids, I decided to make a template in order to restrain myself.
I grabbed a piece of cardboard from the garage and sketched out a half circle. Once I was happy with the size and shape, I cut it out.
I then rested my topiary template against my boxwoods and started trimming the shape. My next investment is a good pair of pruning scissors; in the meantime I trimmed these guys with a regular pair of scissors.
After 10 minutes of trimming one was done! Here is the before and after.