I had planned to toss it last year, but after DH sturdied it up a bit, I decided to give it another whirl.
It's not all that lovely at the moment, but let us not judge until mid July after it has time to fill out a bit.
Don't you just hate having to wait so long for container plants to fill in? If you ever watch the TV gardeners plant containers, they look lush and full right from the start because they don't start with 6-pack annuals. They use 4" containers and larger. It's nice to be able to do that, but VERY, VERY costly.
I did 4 containers at work this year. Two like this
As you can see, I am not nearly as frugal with the company funds. LOL.
These big planters look pretty nice already and I just did them 2 weeks ago.
I used 4 nice sized Tropicanna Gold callas and was very surprised to see one blooming already.
The other two planters are not as full. I am going for foliage here and very little flowers. Only the calla and the Scaevola( hanging in the front) will have flowers. I have 'Ruffles' coleus and 'Purple knight' alternanthera which should fill out nicely. At least that's the plan...
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.