Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan at A Southern DayDreamer.

My neighbor had the afternoon off from baby sitting her little granddaughter yesterday and we headed for Santa Cruz. You'll never guess what I forgot to bring with me.... Yep, I forgot the camera. So no pictures of ocean waves and surfers, or the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, or adorable cottages with white picket fences and pretty flowers.

We wandered around town a bit, dropped by Starbucks for some caffeine, then drove around looking at houses and the ocean, all the while dreaming of living there. On the way home, we stopped by the Green Thumb Nursery in Los Gatos. It's like walking into a gardening wonderland and me with no camera again.

This is such an adorable giant teacup planter my daughter in law found at Walmart, but was at a loss of what to plant in it. We've both looked, but nothing was appealing to either of us.


I almost did a happy dance when I found the perfect plant at the nursery. It's an angel vine wrapping around a little rusted metal arbor.


Look how sweet the angel vine looks in the teacup planter. She's thrilled with her new plant in her beloved teacup planter. I told her it's an angel vine for an angel... She liked that...


I'm amazed the amaryllis is still blooming and couldn't believe my luck when I was able to take Sammie's picture without the usual squinting her eyes, or running for cover whenever I point the camera at her.

(Click on the photos to enlarge.)

Susan, thank you for hosting this fun weekly event. You can visit A Southern Daydreamer to see the other
Outdoor Wednesday posts, by clicking HERE.

Enjoy!
Diane

38 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a perfect pair... your plant and that cute, cute planter! And Sammie is precious. Love her sweet expression.

Happy OW, Diane...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Diane! You found the perfect plant for the teacup! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

debbie said...

Diane,
Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you and precious Sammie. My daughter has a black Romeo, who got his name because he has a white outline of a heart on his chest. He is spoiled rotten, and to be sooooo little he sure can run and has a huge appetite.
I love that teacup planter very much...is that plant really called an angel vine....I am going to try and find one
hugs and blessings
debbie

Chandy said...

Great planter and plant. Fit for an angel. Sammie's a star... ;-)

Thanks for sharing your pics!

Happy OW!

Tomarie said...

Hi Diane!
I LOVE the new planter! I think I saw this one myself and was really tempted to buy it...you might have just inspired me to go back and pick one up! I am NOW finally out of school and soooooo relieved!! :-) Hope you're having a great morning! L~

dana said...

What a great plant for that GREAT cup!! Your little dog looks so sweeeeeet!!! Have a great Wednesday! Dana

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Love your planter and the little doggie.

Diane, thank you for the lovely comments you leave at Bella Vista. You are a delight!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

Maryrose said...

Hi Diane,
Remember that camera next time, I hate when I forget the camera or worse yet the memory stick. I love your plant with the wire, and it does look perfect in you pot. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
~Maryrose~
PS thanks for stopping by

Happy To Be said...

GM my Dear friend...now girl I have seen those Tea cups at Wally world and keep hoping they get one in pink in...Yes it got to be pink..I love the Angel vine you put in yours..looks like someone also have a pool...Love seeing sammie...Now girl I use miracle grow on all my flowers every week its a must for me...but will tell you they do get huge...I have a Boston Fern in my sunroom that needs a new home its out growing the room ha ha!!Tootsie turned me on to that stuff and WOW!! it is great...One day maybe you can come up and see me...your welcome to any time..I'll take you to the tea room in Sutter creek...do a Ladies day..Park the hubbys on a Husband bench ha ha!! May you have a great day my Dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary said...

You did, indeed, find the perfect plant. It's lovely. Have a wonderful day.

Cathy said...

Darling!!! I love topiaries and I really love angel vine topiaries!!!

It is the perfect companion for your tea cup!!!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lynn said...

Perfect plant for the coffee cup!
OOOO that Sammy

ellen b. said...

What fun that cup planter is and you did find a great plant for it! How frustrating to have forgotten your camera! :0(
Oh well you'll just have to go again...

Foley said...

I've seen those large tea cups - yours turned out beautiful with the angel vine.

Sammie is a cutie!! The camera is the last thing put in the purse before I go anywhere!! lol

Liz said...

I love the colors in the teacup and of cause Sammie

Dive Boracay said...

lovely teacups

Jill said...

Hi Diane

Love the tea cup planter idea... :)
I have been missing reading your blog.. I am back... hopefully for good after all the mess I have been going through!

Barbara Jacksier said...

I love Santa Cruz. So sorry you forgot the camera. My consolation? The tea cup is a great find.

santamaker said...

What a great pairing... that is such a sweet little plant!
Some mornings I feel like I could use that cup full of coffee just to get moving!

Kathleen Ellis said...

That is the perfect plant for the teacup planter...I saw those, too and thought they were so cute!

I'll have to check with hubby about the "lobstah" roll recipe...I know it has lobster and onion and celery and miracle whip...but he does make them...
Happy TT!
;-D

Carrie said...

Love your unique planter.

nikkicrumpet said...

That planter is so blasted cute! And perfect for the patio...and I love love the plant you found for it. It's a great combo!

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

I have been seeing those teacups around Blogland and I think you hit the mark with planting the angel vine in your DIL's. It is so cute! :-)

And that little Sammie...well she is just precious coming or going!!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

xoxo
Jane

prof en retraite said...

Hi Diane! Love your cute planter! That Sammie is a doll! She should meet my little chihuahua granddog Paco! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Tootsie said...

that tea cup looks great! now I will know what to plant in mine! I have two..that I am scared to plant in...in case it looks icky....as for the squinting eyes...those are smiles mom!

Lavender Chick said...

Okay - you just gave me a great idea! Love the planter. I'm now off to go look at mugs in my cabinet...

Employment said...

i adore so much your tea cups

♥Mimi♥ said...

Thanks for your nice comment about my General Motors sorrow. It's difficult for me to accept the "romance" of the era has now completely been shattered and died.

GM will come out of the bankruptcy, but it will never be the same again...sigh.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I so feel your pain, Sophie is not a willing photographic subject either.
That plant is so cute and perfect for your teacup! I see lots of other pretties in the background too.

Justine said...

You're lucky you threw in a cute dog pic at the end, Diane. When I read the line, "I forgot my camera", I was tempted to not read on. What kind of blogger are you dammit!?

Justine :o )

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I got my daughter one of those cups for her classroom, the kids loved it. I love your little dog...

xinex said...

That is really pretty, Diane! and Sammie is so cute! Your garden is gorgeous!...Christine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cute, cute! I love the darling plant...just perfect in the cup!

Libby Murphy said...

I think Sammie was posing for you because she wanted to be on the blog. All your babies are sweet and lucky to have you to love.
Happy Twirls

The White Bench said...

Hi dear Diane! Sorry if I have been away for such a long time! You are all in my thoughts, but unfortunately I am not ready yet to blog as usual!
In any case... those beaches are in Cape Cod, MA.
Glad you liked them- it is a place so dear to my hert!
Hugs,
Monicax.

Linda said...

I've never seen the "angel vine", but now I want to look for one. It is so delicate and lacy - love it! Linda

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

Goodness - the big tea cup is adorable and the angel vine you found to plant in it is just perfect.
Have a lovely week.
Blessings,
Erin

Phyllis said...

Sammy is so cute!

I saw those planters at WalMart and want one so bad. I might give in and buy one for myself. :)

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