Over the last six years or so I've created a container border that houses my collection of tropicals during the summer months. There are usually between forty to fifty pots in the thirty-five foot long by ten foot wide border. From its humble beginnings in early June it explodes into an eye popping mass of color and form by September...
During early summer this garden looks more like a collection of pots than a garden.
The bare trunks/sticks are actually my mature brugmansias. The one in the right of this photo is my 'Charles Grimaldi' that I've had for six years now. It's a challenge getting it into the basement in the fall.
From these humble beginnings add some water and weekly feeding and a couple months of growth and voila!
The very large Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' in the back of this shot is just budding up at the moment. I was very late getting it out of the basement and into the light so it's more than a month later then normal getting flowers but it looks like I'm going to have a great show before the freezing temps chase it back into the house for the winter. I'll have to post an update when it finally blooms. Even without the brugmansia flowers the abutilon, lantana, cuphea and dahlia carry the show and create a visual treat in this corner of the border. What's not to love?