We hit up Home Depot and got a few pansies for the main 2 boxes and some herbs for the final one. Take a look at the view from the front lawn.
Beautiful! Well at least not so bad.
ps. yes the windows need cleaning.
Let's zoom out...
The second box didn't quite make it after 2-3 weeks of planting. We're not exactly sure but a combination of poor soil quality and covered roof access to rain didn't bode we'll for these guys.
We had supplemented the right box with fresh high quality potting soil and the left just got the existing dry soil that was left by the previous owner. Big oops. This should be a sponsored post or something by a potting soil company it's such a dramatic difference. Alas no.
The covered roof over the right may have also prevented it from getting as much rain although we did try and water them regularly. Plus there was that one last march snow that dumped an inch or 2 on both boxes.
Looks like it's back to Home Depot to fix this or else let the neighbors keep looking at one healthy flower box and one dead one.
We have had one additional success though. Remember I mentioned a 3rd box. This one on the front porch and for whatever reason doesn't match the first 2. It's wire not white plastic. We grabbed rosemary and a small ground cover to stick here. A new matting (or whatever the brown stuff you lay down in flower baskets is called) also makes this side of the house look fresh.
If you look closely in this photo above you can see the left window box still has alive pansies. This was planting day.
I'm glad to report these little plants are still doing well. We're 2 for 3. Not bad.
I'll report soon on this months gardening adventures. Hint: lots of tomato and basil plants. Mini. But lots.