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Blooming Baskets

We are mostly between flowers right now. The spring bulbs have died back and the summer flowers are coming in late because of a long, cold winter. So our hanging baskets are filling in the void.
May 2010 118The rabbits eat our petunias and pansies. I couldn’t imagine going a summer with out them, so I plant them in hanging baskets and planters on our patio.
June2010 047I can’t wait until the flowers fill out and overflow their baskets!

The irises are thinking of opening, so hopefully I will have more blooms to show you before the week is out.
To see beautiful flowers from around the country visit Bloomin’ Tuesday and An Oregon Cottage’s Tuesday Garden Party.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. perennialgardener says:

    What a great way to brighten up the patio and keep the critters at bay. ;)

  2. CosmoGirl Carla says:

    Those pesky wabbits! :o) Where there's a will . . .

    I could not go a season without some pansies and petunias. Love 'em!!!

    Thanks for sharing

  3. My sympathies on the late start to your blooming – that is absolute torture! Our spring was like that last year. This year we are blooming 3 weeks early! Love your hanging baskets – petunias and pansies are so pretty. Darn critters…. Happy Gardening – may your blooms burst soon! :)

  4. Darlene says:

    Your baskets look gorgeous! Hopefully you will have more bloomin' flowers soon :)

  5. zentmrs says:

    Looks just beautiful! I love hanging baskets too. We have a number of them in our yard.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Meadowsweet Cottage says:

    My son depends on a .22 and a kingsnake to take care of his rabbits. That's what being a gardener will do to you, sad but true.

    Bring on summer so we can get some flowers!

  7. Hopefully by next week your garden will be alive with color. The red and yellow are so pretty together. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

  8. Melinda says:

    As a child I would always cheer on Peter Rabbit – as an adult I cheer for Mr. McGregor! :) Pesky rabbits!

  9. Melinda, since moving here I completely sympathize with Mr. McGregor!

  10. Jami@ An Oregon Cottage says:

    I have to plant petunias in hanging baskets, too, but it's because of the slugs here- gross.

    Thanks for linking to the Tuesday Garden Party!

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