Our little garden club, The Joyful Gardeners, meets one Saturday a month, January through October. It is a neighborhood group affiliated with the Northwest Perennial Alliance, of which we are also members.
We go on field trips and have project sessions, and mostly we visit and share garden knowledge. Many of our members are fairly new to gardening and appreciate learning from others.
Today, besides touring our spiffed up garden, we planted. The challenge was to come up with an unusual or "funky" container and the plants to go in it. This required some homework, finding the container and shopping at nurseries, something we all like to do.
Many found treasures at thrift shops. Everyone had something interesting.
We all shared what we brought first, and then we went to work.
There was hot coffee and tea and food, of course.
Here are some of the results.
This last one is mine. I found the old coal scoop at my neighbor's house when we were cleaning it out and moving her to assisted living. I wanted to try something different so I concentrated on grasses and succulents. It needs to fluff out a bit but we'll see how to does. The plan is to let it just get water from a lawn sprinkler and not get hooked up to our drip system, which is at capacity. We'll see.
We had fun, and all the work in the yard was worth it for all of the compliments we received. Sharing the beauty is the best part.