Shirley Bovshow's Creative Mailbox Planters

1. Consider using hanging plants on the ground:

  • They add various levels to your design.
  • They are easy to maintain, as long as they're watered.
  • Concrete can reflect heat and burn the plants, so elevating the plants keep them safe.

2. How to tell if your tree is dead:

  • Do the leaves look like they have color (alive) or do they look burned (dead)?
  • Are leaves dropping or falling off the tree? Falling leaves = dead leaves.
  • Are the branches dry and easy to snap? Dry branches = dead branches.
  • Do the roots stink? Stinking roots = dead roots.

Today's flowers were provided courtesy of Armstrong Garden Center and The Suntory Collection!

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