|Project by Desktopgem||posted 04-27-2009 02:58 PM||2361 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I bought a wooden boot from a farmers market about two years ago. At the time it was filled with tiny violas, ivy and some other plants but now only two of those remain, the ivy included. The ivy has turned yellow. It looked lovely with narcissus during the last month or so but now they have died so I took them out to die off. I will use the replenished bulbs next year. They are being replaced with two alpine plants, geranium cinereum Ballerina (pink flowers) and silene maritima (white flowers).
As I have never bought alpines before I didn’t understand the sizes of 13cm x 25cm and 5cm x 20cm, which was height and which was width or spread? Now, having bought and planted them, one on the lower and one on the higher opening of the boot, I have had the opportunity to look them up on the internet. I am thinking they might swallow up my boot!! But I am also thinking they will look wonderful. When they grow I shall be moving the boot to a central location or at least away from the doorstep. I read they attract butterflies and bees.
When the boot is in full bloom I shall upload another photograph. The pink ballerina is at the bottom and the silene nearest top.