Tank Garden Update

~ an annual I can't remember the name of ~

 ~ the big center plant is fennel with other herbs around it ~

~ vine in back is a weed, but I liked it ~

~ Chinese lantern and marigolds ~

 ~ basil with other herbs getting smothered inside ~

~ thumbelina zinnias ~

~ somehow I ended up with quite a bit of orange in the garden and actually like it ~

~ waiting for blooms ~

~ dill planted by lavender??? ~

~ dill is so pretty though ~

~ found this Larro feeder at the farm ~

 ~ filled with a small variety of morning glories ~
please bloom soon

~ black eyed susan vine ~

~ drift wood and zinnias ~  
hoping to get more weeding and more mulch in place yet this summer

 ~ snaps and dianthus ~
not much selection in the garden area here at all :(

~ we have so many trees here and I love to add decaying pieces to the garden ~

~ a malformed or perfectly formed?! blanket flower ~

I took these photos last week and am finally starting to see some more blooms come this week, yay!

I hope you are having a few wonderful summer days!


  1. Oh Jill, the garden is so wonderful! I love all the herbs you have incorporated with the flowers. I love zinnia's....they will bloom way into the fall...a simple old fashioned favorite of mine. Thanks so much for the update...I can see why you go there to unwind and enjoy the peace.

  2. Oh My Goodness Jill...you have really fed my flower Loving heart today...your heart shaped blanket flower says it all!

    Enjoyed the tour of your tank garden so so much...

    Zinnias are such great cut flowers...
    Your Basil sure knows who's boss LOL...

    Moss roses always remind me of my Dad...their seedheads captivate me...yours with that happy wild vine are splendid!

    the pretty pink flowers in your first photo remind me of an aster?

    going back for more look sees
    thanks so much for sharing your magical garden with us...what a special place!

  3. yep aster it is... I'm pretty sure anyway.
    loving the tank gardens. BTW did you poke holes for drainage?.... if not how do you handle that?


  4. Oh Jill, It is sooooooo wonderful! I absolutely love it. What a serene setting.

    How is your husband. I'd love to hear the story if you want to email me. You've been in my prayers.

  5. How do you do that?! I'm coming to loiter in YOUR garden because I can't grow a weed even!!!

    EVERYTHING looks so lovely!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  6. So much more interesting then clay pots. Love all the variety! dill in flower is so pretty. Don't forget to save the seeds and replant them for round 2.

  7. Great photos :) the bike sure brings back memories! Hope you had a great day.

  8. Loverly- ALL of it! You need to add your "perfectly formed" blanket flower to your print selection in your etsy shop. :)

  9. Beautiful garden, wow! love it all, your tank pots are just the best. Love the one on the stool (with the red flowers) The blanket flower is so perfect, fab shot! Mx

  10. Absolutely stunning! What wonderful container gardens.. perfect for inspiration - and photo shots!
    Nothing 'malformed' about the blanket flower; it's just making a statement about where it's growing!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. I absolutely LOVE your garden area and all of the fabulous containers you used for planting!
    The blanket flower was perfection!!

  12. Love it all. The rustic metal and flowers are a perfect combination. And the blanket flower is definitely an unexpected bit of perfection!

  13. I'm in love with your garden! All the old clunky metal with the greenery and flowers...AWESOME!

  14. Wow, wow, wow...your garden looks amazing!!! Love that heart flower :) Chat soon, Laurel

  15. Jill your planters are amazing and the flowers and herbs look so awesome in them!! I love me some rust too! Most all of my planters are upcycled items I've found along the way!! LOL I also have rusty old bikes in my garden and around the yard. Your blog is beautiful. Thanks for sharing! XO Fran.

  16. I LOVE this post! I am inspired to fill my empty metal buckets and stock tanks with plants! I absolutely love your garden...great photos!


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