Springtime Bird Cage
I took a little bit of time this afternoon to take some pictures
of my iron birdcage that's on our deck
just outside of my art room.
Last summer I simply "guessed" at what kind of plant to buy for
a container I wanted to put into my birdcage.
I had visions of a pretty vine running throughout the cage.
The plant I picked out is a "Vinca"
which is actually a ground cover.
I really enjoyed it last summer with it's simple purple flowers and little
vines I started to train through the cage.
Well, since I had never really "lived" trough a winter here with all the
rain and chill, I just figured that it wouldn't survive, and
come this spring I would be
re-planting another vine for the birdcage.
Then, one day, I looked out and happened to notice lots of little purple flowers...
lots of them!
This little plant survived the winter in it's little container and
seems very happy weaving through the cage.
When the sun came out this afternoon, it looked so pretty out there
I just had to show you!
I remember finding this heavy birdcage at an antique store in
Las Vegas and I just had to have it.
I think, like me, it's finally found
it's home and is very happy.
We're supposed to have a day of sun tomorrow, so I will be outside
playing in the garden and also resting up for a few days of
work next week.
I'm looking forward to getting by to see what all of you have
been up to!
Hope you enjoy that sunshine. We have rain.. YEA!!!
Vinca are actually very winter hardy.
If it makes it through the winter here, it will make it anywhere!! :-)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
i was surprised to see what flowers came back every year-with the snow and cold it's amazing!
have a super break :)
it is grey and old snow is being rained on in Chicago today...your post....really lifted me!
Love those cute little vines going through the bird cage!
And I love the Vinca...it's doing so very well, must love the rain.
We can plant it here, in zone 5 so its' pretty hardy.