You'll flip when you see this! AND......I've been doing this for years..........like maybe 20...or 25? I remember years ago when I'd tell people what I was doing and they'd look at me like I was a nut case or something! Not so much anymore! Now they think I'm brilliant! And wonder why they didn't think of it themselves. (Just shows you that I was WAY ahead of my time!!)
Pretty, huh? Well, I used to have LOTS more. In fact I had big huge lawn and leaf bags full of them in all sorts of colors! This is only what's left.........plus a few new ones that I bought on sale this spring. Now I store them in a plastic bin. They do get sort of stinky after being in the ground......
See what I mean? Now, look at this.........can you even tell that they're fake? NOT!! AND.....you NEVER have to water them either! And you can plant them in early April in Wisconsin and people think that you have the greenest thumb in all the state!
Actually, in all truthfulness, I started doing this in just this area of our home since this spot is plagued with roots from all the big bushes behind it (which is owned by the neighbors behind me) and I could never plant a thing and have it live long. Besides, I hated dragging the hose back there to water it. Personally, I think it looks pretty good!
I did plant a few real flowers too.......just so you don't think I'm a complete slacker! And I planted two tomato bushes which I didn't photograph (yet). If I get a great crop, you can betcha you'll be seeing it though!!!
And, how do you like my pride and joy? This is my $50 plant and dummy me can't remember the name of it. Duh! A horticulturist, I'm not!! I just thought it was pretty!
I gave DH the watering job! After all, what else has he got to do????