When I was a little girl, I was told I needed to “color within the lines”. As an adult I have a very – VERY – difficult time coloring within the lines. In life I like bold colors, strong drinks, and crazy-bold people. In my garden I want to see passionate colors and unique statements. I like my plants crazy-bold just like my friends. I like my paths to be eye catching, statement making, bright, and creative. I want to get my freak show on and wear it with pride.
Here’s a tropical plant from Plants Nouveau, Colocasia ‘Red Eyed Gecko’ PPAF, planted in a container filled with Bacopa ‘Calypso Jumbo Lavender’ and Verbena ‘Imagination’ sitting in front of my vegetable wall garden with hostas and in back of my quirky wine bottle border. Weird? Yep. Beautiful? Yep. Me? YES!
Try something different, amazing, and downright inspiring this year with your garden. Take risks. Live large. And most importantly – be yourself and do not feel as if you have to follow the rules. Live something new! Please post links and stories about your creative garden in the comments below. I want to hear all about your special garden.
Special Note – Because the FTC requires it, I am telling you that Plants Nouveau, Brian’s Botanicals, Jobes Organic Fertilizer, Bonnie Plants, Organic Mechanics Soil, Midwest Trading, and Natural Industries supplied the plants, mulch, soil, and soil additives I used in this colorful garden. I have used their products because I WOULD even if they had not given the products to me. All my wacky and original opinions are my very own so don’t go hating!