This past week in full Michigan fashion we had (fingers crossed) our last snow of the year! As soon as I saw it falling from the sky I quickly ran outside and grabbed all my plants to bring them in from the cold. Temporarily, our mudroom turned into a little greenhouse. While our mudroom did smell good & it looked pretty with all the plants inside, I was super anxious to get out and plant some them. Yesterday my sweet friend Diane stopped by to help me with my window boxes on the shed & I would say this is a great start to spring planting on the farm..
Last June, I put together a blog post on how to build the window boxes, which you can see here [HERE].
The Window boxes are such a great addition to our She Shed! We added the Shed to our property thinking it would be a great space for an office, but we soon realized that it wouldn’t be a large enough space for the growing team. If you would like to read more about the She Shed that we built with LP, head over to this FAQ blog post [HERE].
My neighbor and friend, Diane was so kind to help me put flowers in all of the window boxes & I honestly wouldn’t have had the time or energy without her this week as it’s been kind of crazy here. I’m so thankful for her friendship and inspiration because this she shed has brought me so much joy since we spruced it with plants.
Here are the plants that we used:
Catmint is an aromatic herb that is commonly grown in the garden. It produces clusters of lavender-blue flowers amid mounds of gray-green foliage. Easy to keep in a container as it can spread and over-grow easily.
Heartleaf Brunerra/ Jack of Diamonds
Blooming, growing brunnera is one of the prettiest plants to include in the shady garden. When growing brunnera, locate the plant in part to full shade, and in well-drained soil that can be kept consistently and lightly moist.
Sweet alyssum is a colorful carpet of tiny flowers that can be used to blanket your garden or landscape. Easy to grow from plant or seed, sweet alyssum is a cool-season flower that can be set out in early spring once all danger of frost has passed (in frost-free climates, sweet alyssum can also be grown throughout the fall and winter). Most varieties will fade in the heat but bloom again in the fall.
an evergreen aromatic shrub of the mint family, native to southern Europe. The narrow leaves are used as a culinary herb, in perfumery, and as an emblem of remembrance.
I love the combination of all of these plants together and they give the perfect cozy cottage look to our shed. Do you have window boxes or planters around your home? What are your go-to flowers to plant in them? I would love to know on either Facebook or Instagram. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and every day!