Front Porch Perennials 2011

This year, I picked two early Perennials for the planter box on our front porch.  The two varieties are a Pincushion Flower Scabiosa and an Erysimum Apricot Twist.
I put them in the planter box that we converted from an old "beverage" case that we picked up at the Kane County Flea Market.  Nat has a particular taste in flowers, but as you can tell by the orange choice, she didn't have much to say in this decision.  Fortunately, she's ok with them because (I think) they're kind of on the wild sign.
I am documenting them here because I did the same thing last year - planting two varieties of perennials in the same box, but when late summer arrived and the flowers drooped, Nat yanked them out of the box and stuck them in the ground on the south side of our front porch and we mostly forgot about them.  Fast forward to this spring and one variety (the yellow one) has gone and gotten HUGE.  As a side note, you can *barely* see our Anemone plant just to the right of the bottom yellow plant.  That was given to us by Nat's mom because she was attempting to recreate Nat's wedding bouquet and the florist didn't have any of them on hand. So, off she went to the nursery to pick up a few.  We got one, she got one.  They both came back this year.
I keep pretty decent records of the trees/bushes/yard upkeep via a Google Doc (I have similar docs for our cars and Maisy), but for some reason, these plants from last year's planter box are absent from the doc.  Thanks to Blogger - and the Google Doc - if this year's plants start to take over next spring, we'll at least know what they are and where they came from.  Once we put this years purple and orange plants in over here, by next spring we'll have a bunch of color popping on this side of our house. 


  1. There was a scabiosa variety in my wedding bouquet, too. It was a deeper purple. They look really neat when they dry!


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