I posted photos of my west container garden back on June 2 and decided now is a good time to show how all my lovelies have grown in this hot summer weather. The watering has been quite the chore this year and I lost a fuchsia in one of the arrangements because I somehow missed watering this one container on one of the very hot days... Oh well... There always seems to be some attrition with the pots because of weather, insects or overcrowding. (not normally to gardener neglect but accidents do happen from time to time) No one else would ever know there is a plant missing from that pot but I actually do keep track of each and every plant that goes into every container arrangement... Anyway, the border is looking pretty wonderful right now and I love this time of year when the west fence is ablaze with color and texture.
I'll bet you can't see where the missing fuchsia was in this pot?
The best news about this arrangement is this beautiful acalypha. It was a cutting I got from a generous gardener we met on the Buffalo Garden Walk last summer and is looking great at the moment.
This container is shaping up to be one of my favorites this year. I really love the play of dark red-violet and the coral colors of the flowers.
I've recently moved one of the very large containers out of the west border and into the Sundial Garden to ease the crowding and fill in a blank spot left by the finishing daylilies in the Sundial Garden. One of the advantages of having so many containers is I can mover them about as needed and they provide color and interest in the borders later in the season when the perennials are winding down.
The huge chartreuse plant in this arrangement is a five year old phygelius. It's just starting to set blooms now because I've kept it pinched out to make it bushier. The coral flower color of the soon to be blooming phygelius will coordinate beautifully with the variegated Sunpatiens.
Vignette with the large hanging basket... What's not to love?
This begonia was one of my 'finds' while plant shopping this spring. What a beauty! Unfortunately with the low price there wasn't an ID so I don't know what it is.
And yet another arrangement...
OK I guess I'll stop now. It's time to get outside and water my conatiners....