Photo Friday

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For this week’s Photo Friday, I took a photo of my sister-in-law’s hanging basket last nite.  Ever year Vicky gets a medium sized basket from a local nusery, usually The Garden Barn in Vernon, CT and hangs it in this sheltered spot by her front door.  Then she carefully waters, prunes, and feeds it with a water-soluable liquid fertilizer every 4 or 5 weeks.  And every year, she is successful with growing a huge and amazing display!  As you can see when my husband took this photo with his iPhone last nite, my purple shirt and clear-blue earrings matched perfectly with the purple Petunias and bright lime-green of the trailing sweet potatoe vine (Ipomoea batatas).  Even their front door is purple; it happens to be Vicky’s favorite color!  Vicky is wonderful with her plants, especially her annual showy hanger at this spot, and her window boxes on her shed.  I always tell her if I ever had a little store of my own, I would hire her – she has a knack with plants too.  My brother, Sylvain, and my husband, Steve, both insisted I stand infront of Vicky’s hanging basket for this photo -because it would show the scale of how large it has grown.  Thus, I did – and here it is for this week’s Photo Friday!

Do you have an amazing hanger, planter or container garden you would like featured on my blog?  If you are local to my area, please let me know – I’d love to take a photo of it and share your talent or story!  I can be reached at 860-977-9473 or via my email: ctesta@sbcglobal.netCathy T