|Neglected, frosted, ugly planters|
So get to work. Grab the gloves. Pull out all frost-killed plants. Remove all dead leaves and leggy stems from the remaining live ones. Divide clumped and overgrown plants. Repot them like a group photo shoot: short ones on the front edges, medium and tall in the center and back.
|Added kale (new dress), primrose (sparkle) and parsley.|
The rest (slippers) were salvaged from the two "uglies"
The winter was rough on the houseplants that had migrated into the original arrangements. Even combining the two planters there were not enough growies to fill the larger one that sits on top of my rain barrel. A little wandering through the yard, however, yielded part of a clump primroses that needed dividing, a handful of Italian Parsley* and one healthy kale.
You can do this, too. Come on, be a Fairy Godmother to your tired, tattered, and tarnished planters from last season. Give them new sparkle, find a pretty "dress," and clean up the "slippers."
*See "Italian Generosity" posted November 14, 2011.