If you recall from my garden wish list, I have been hoping for something to spruce up the very bare part of our house that we see from the patio.
I am happy to report that this wish has come true in the form of my Mothers' Day gift-- window boxes! It has taken a few weeks for R to install them, but today I finally prettied them up.
The nursery was overwhelming, so I immediately latched onto the first employee who could tolerate me. She was kind enough to show me all the options available to someone with my sort of light exposure (full sun until afternoon). Being the kind of person I am (no plan at all) I put plants into my cart, put more plants into my cart, took out the plants that didn't look right, got more plants, took out more plants, and so on. My enthusiastic nursery staff person put up with that for a little while and then said, "I'll leave you do your decision-making." I settled on ivy, trailing verbena, geranium, vinca, and magilla perilla (why do I want to call it 'gorilla'??).