I have a major confession to make….
I am a total ‘plant nerd’.
When I mentioned that to my husband, he said “I already knew that” with a smile on his face.
I came upon this revelation when we visited Disneyland last week.
I had my camera ready to take pictures of the kids enjoying themselves. But, I found myself stopping to take photos of the beautiful plants, particularly the container planting.
In the end, I had three times more photos of plants then of my kids….
But in my defense, it is easier to take photos of stationary plants then kids on moving rides (the pictures came out all blurry).
I do have some great container photos (and other plants) to share with you and some of the kids having fun….
Ivy pruned into a topiary surrounded by pansies.
I just love this color contrast, don’t you?
Creative use of different grasses and flowering plants.
Gracie and Kai having fun in ‘ToonTown’
If I had a pretty staircase like this one, I would put container plants along it too!
Icelandic Poppies and Alyssum
Camellias (they don’t do that well in the desert, but they are pretty just the same).
A three-tiered Azalea
Gracie and Kai got ‘caught’ up in a fisherman’s net along California Adventure’s Fisherman’s Wharf
I love this planting shelf with herb-planted containers.
You don’t have to plant flowers for a pretty container.
Primulas are one of my favorite cool-season annuals.
Italian Cypress pruned into a spiral.
The kids ran into a storm trooper as well as Darth Vader & Darth Maul.
container planting , Strawberry Pot planted with succulents.
I love how the ivy trails down the sides of the container.
When we were walking into Disneyland, Gracie told us that the only character she wanted to meet was Mickey Mouse.
To her delight, she saw him three different times 🙂