This months Pinterest challenge of a simple bucket container garden, officially kicks off our patio season. This is such an easy way to display flowers. Just look how pretty those blooms are in front of our wall of greenery. I can’t tell you how happy we are to be outdoors again after weeks of rain and cooler than normal temps.
A big thank you goes to our host Cindy of County Road 407 for selecting our monthly Pinterest challenge photo. If you are stopping over from Decor to Adore welcome. Love Laura’s fun watering can centerpiece. Be sure to check out all thirteen links at the end of the post.
This months challenge has given me just the boost I needed to start my outdoor projects. I might still be dragging my feet without it.
I think you’re going to love this months inspirational photo from Jane and Leo of Cottage At The Crossroads.
My take away of their photo is of course the fun topsy turvy way of displaying the buckets and the colorful flower mix.
Simple Bucket Container Garden With Flowers
I probably have more buckets around my house than baskets, so this look is right up alley. The true challenge was coming up with a way to elevate the buckets. That old wooden step stool that I passed up while antiquing last fall would be very useful right about now. Oh well!
As with the previous Pinterest challenges, I’m trying to use what I already have on hand. So after taking a look at the patio again, the rock wall bordering the patio seems like the obvious solution.
Our rock wall has always been one of my favorite features in our back yard. It’s just the right height for this little grouping and an easy area to access for watering too.
Bright pink geraniums look so pretty on display in buckets. Every time I see geraniums, I smile and think of my sweet mom. She had the most amazing talent for growing them. Getting geraniums to work for me will be an additional challenge, so we’ll see how that goes.
To complete the grouping, I’m including my old watering can next to the big bucket of fragrant lavender. One can never have too much lavender. Right?!
One more thing worth noting is the worn out fire pit grate. I’m using it to extend the rock ledge for the buckets and I like the rustic character it adds. The ground cover was growing over it, so I might as well put it to good use.
For more views of our backyard see my post Summer Ready Patio And Garden Tour.
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Up next in our Pinterest challenge is Carol of Art and Sand. Her cottage by the sea is full of happy colors and beautiful flowers that you don’t want to miss.