Monday, March 26, 2012

i don't have a green thumb....i'm not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination (in fact, the plants i bought over a week ago are still sitting in front of my house waiting to be planted).... BUT i am LOVING these boxwood (? is that the right word) in those woven baskets.  my question is: do you have to take them out every time you water them??!!

*images courtesy of sacramento street, oz architects inc, daily love dosehelt enkelt


Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I love the idea of boxwoods in baskets too! I have been thinking about doing this and to avoid mildew-y baskets I am thinking of cutting the bottoms out of the basket just planting them in pots and sitting them inside the basket. I think that could work??

Good luck to us both :)

kate funk said...

Such a springy post! Love it. I don't have a green thumb either, but I love those basket planters!

Karen said...

Such a great color pallet - perfect for spring!


Leah said...

love the boxwoods in baskets (you could also do dwarf yaupons)! i would plant them in pots that will sit inside the basket and make sure to put a saucer underneath the pot to catch the water. otherwise, the bottom of the baskets will disintegrate over time. hope that helps! said...

LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and will happily follow.
I wish you a great weekend:)

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The Now said...

Can I have the girl's legs and booties in the first pic please? I wish I had a green thumb...everything I plant just dies :(

xoxo Elizabeth

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Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Loving those booties- and those boxwoods! Such pretty pictures for a Monday. :)



Laurie said...

Great pics. I am digging the boxwoods in baskets - fab!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the baskets with the boxwood. Great idea!

Ashleys Design Studio said...

I have no green thumb...arrrrgh...I've given up on plants!

kristen said...

those boots! i love, love, love. super chic with white tailored shorts and a white boyfriend blouse. love it.

heyhomeslice said...

I LOVE the second image- the rusticity of that room is so comforting and calming to me. Beautiful post- time to try out my (not so) green thumb too!


Kelly Grace said...

Your blog is great.
The plants are Buxus sempervirens "Suffruticosa. Dwarf English Boxwood is the common name. Your baskets will break down faster if they continually get wet and then dry out, but they are sure pretty with the boxwoods. You could put a large tray in the bottom, but you'd still have to drain the tray or the boxwoods won't be happy. They need good drainage or they get all yellow and drop their leaves.

Best of luck,