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Container Gardens

Adorable planter overflowing with Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ sitting on a discarded chair. Reuse and repurpose is my motto! ‘Diamond Frost’ is a gorgeous trailing perennial that blooms constantly year round. It’s hardy too: I didn’t cover it at all during our cold days this winter. I’ll have it for sale as soon as my suppliers have it ready.

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‘Diamond Frost’ Euphorbia

I make custom container gardens using either your pots or pots I supply. I use the common ceramic, plastic, terra cotta, etc, and whimsical and unique pots I’ve found at flea markets and antique shops.

Let me know what you’re looking for, and I can make it for you! Email, Jeanni@rosesandgargoyles.com, or call/text, 386-310-9969.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique

 

 

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Sweet Alyssum

Pretty little basket of honey-smelling Sweet Alyssum blooming happily all through our cold snaps. No covering needed for this cool season annual! Did you know that Sweet Alyssum, aka Lobularia maritima, is also an excellent nectar plant? Yep, it is. All kinds of beneficial bugs luv visiting this plant: bees, butterflies, wasps, etc. All of that means it’s the perfect little plant for your cool season garden.

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I’ll be making more container gardens and hanging baskets soon. Look for them in R&G’s Neighbourhood Garden Boutique!

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni, Gibbs, and Ziva

R&G … Your Online Neighborhood Garden Boutique

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Union Street Farmers Market

It’s a beautiful Wednesday evening. Perfect for walking around the Union Street Farmers Market.

Some of the deciduous plants are leaf budding up: roses and ornamental pomegranate. Cool season annuals continue looking pretty with all their happy blooms.

Container gardens are on sale $8 for medium size and $10 for large.

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I’m here 4:00 – 7:00. See you soon.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Container Gardens

Good Saturday morning!

Looking for something to brighten up your porch or balcony? These pretty container gardens chock full of cool season annuals are prefect for that.

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Give them sun/part sun and they’ll give you tons of blooms and fragrance till May or June. The containers are reusable, so I can repot them for you with warm season annuals when these quit blooming.  $15 each.

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I’m at Alachua County Farmers’ Market till 1:00 today.

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If you’re interested in the containers but can’t make it to the market, keep in mind that I deliver in the Jacksonville to Gainesville area. I’ll also create custom containers for you using either your existing containers or containers I supply.

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Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs

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Happy 2015!

It’s January 1, kinda dreary and chilly here in my part of Florida. When Gibbs and I were on our walkabout this morning I noticed that even though it’s winter, there’s still so much going on in the garden. Everything from a single rose bloom

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to the sculptural beauty of the leafless sycamore tree.

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Take a moment on this first day of the new year to really look around and see the beauty that surrounds you.

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I’d love to see pics of your beauty, so feel free to add them in the comments.

Gibbs and I wish that much love, happiness, and gorgeous gardens fill your life this year.

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Custom Container Plantings

These are custom containers I made for a client. Container 1 has Euphorbia, bush daisy, and garlic chives. Container 2 has Gomphrena “Fireworks,” white Mexican Heather, and marjoram. The urn has white Salvia and red Baby Sunrose.

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So you might be thinking “hmm, why are there empty spaces in the containers? Shouldn’t they be chocked full of plants with no empty spaces?” The reason they aren’t chocked full is I use the same space design guideline when container planting as I do when designing garden beds: Design for the mature size of the plant.

The plants will grow quickly and all the empty spaces will be gone soon. But the container won’t be overloaded with plants that have to fight for nutrients and root space and water.

I’ll get my client to send me pics of the containers in a few weeks and I’ll post them so we can see how the plants are filling in.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs