Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mailbox Garden

Do you know the coupons packets that come in the mail and in the summer they have a mailbox garden you can order.  I thought it was a neat idea to have flowers that would bloom at stages around the mailbox.  So I have been experimenting with this little mailbox garden for several years.  This is how it looks right now with the first flowers that bloom, the clematis.

Clematis prefer for their roots to be shaded.  So, this arrangement works out really well for this plant because the daylily foliage shoots up first in the spring and covers the clematis' roots.  If I was any kind of gardener I would get outside and train that clematis onto my mailbox, but every spring it is too rainy or too cold and I never do it.  Tending three spoiled children much more than my plants.

Here is the garden when the coreopsis and the daylily bloom about the end of May into June.  I planted that little daisy in there last year, as I have many years, but it never makes it because there is some waste concrete a few inches under the dirt right where I want the daisy to grow.  So, this is my outdoor idea a mailbox garden. 
I will join Centsational Girl for her Outdoor Idea party.
Go and visit for some summery inspiration.

12 comments:

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow- have seen that and wondered how it would come out! love the yellows
gonna try it..

Thanks,
Karen

Willow said...

The flowers look so pretty. I have a clematis that Our Son have me for my birthday a few years ago and I have daylilys too. I love what you have done with yours.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Sherry, I love that something is always in bloom:@)

Cozy Little House said...

What a nice view for your mailman/woman to have at your house! I keep thinking I'm going to do a mailbox garden, but never have done it yet.
Brenda

Kelly said...

Wow, it looks so pretty!


Kelly

Heaven's Walk said...

Lovely job, Sherry! I adore clematis! They're so easy to grow and always look happy! :)

xoxo laurie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry the flowers look beautiful!! I love it! Martina

xinex said...

Very pretty. All the flowers look so good tohgether....Christine

Shirley said...

sure is a beautiful place to collect all the bills! LOL! bet the post delivery person likes it...it is a happy garden...

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

If I had a mailbox, I'd love to do this as well. I've seen clematis used as a ground cover before, rather than having it climb up something; I think it looks charming!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful flowers, I love the way they look so great together. Wish I had a mailbox! I love clematis as a gound cover.
I'm also at TT.
Hugs
FABBY

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I really like how this looks!! The area around our mailbox looks terrible, I'd love to do something like this to it.

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