with my only successful seed planting of sunflowers. Their color goes nicely with the marigolds in the deck planter.
Normally if I take a picture from this angle, you would see a pile of junk in the neighbor's yard. The sunflowers have saved you from seeing that eyesore...an unexpected advantage to having sunflowers in this spot!
I planted some red cannas with the marigolds. So far only one has bloomed and, I must say, it is very short for a canna. I actually like it blooming at that size.
The red canna is a new one for me this year. From what I understand it is the usual canna that most people are familiar with. Compared to my 'Tropicana', this red one is blah, blah, blah! If this is the only canna many people have seen, no wonder so many people say they don't like cannas. This one is 'Red King Humbert'. It's supposed to be 5 feet tall.
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.