It's Wednesday when we all go outdoors. Stop by and visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and see what everyone is doing outside.
At Linderhof, the pansies are fading with the heat. One of my favorite flowers, their blooms are all too fleeting but I do enjoy their spring presence. I love to take my living wreath and make a wreath of pansies.
Which lasts from early March until just after Memorial Day -- with the rain we had in May, it filled out nicely but the heat of the last few days took it's toll. It's a cheery way to welcome guests to the garden -- the living wreath on the garden gate.
Usually, I replace the pansies with herbs but this year I found the most amazing wreath on Color Outside the Lines. I love Artie's blog and this post about GinC garden including the succulent wreath made me rethink my herbal one.
Off to the garden center I went for a nice array of succulents.
With the pansies removed and fresh moss, I made my own version of Gary's wreath. Not as good as the one Gary made and I may go back for a few more things.
With a burro's tail as a sort of bow, some hens and chicks and sedums and the background of moss, I think the colors and textures make for an interesting wreath. Living wreaths, too, normally take a lot of water so I'm hoping that the succulents will not need a drink nearly as often as the herbs did.
But I think it looks great on the garden gate as a way to welcome visitors to Linderhof's garden.