and used them in the 4 planters I do at work.
I planted these last week. It was too early as a couple of the plants have already suffered from the cold. I knew I should not plant King Coleus, cannas or sweet potato vine yet, but I did it anyway. I mentioned to the boss that if it should get in the low 30's at night, he may want to have someone cover them. Then I left for the weekend.
Of course, nobody covered them. (I really knew nobody would. Since it wasn't my money, I was not all that worried about it. I did warn him.)
Luckily the damage was not severe. If we do not get another really cold night, it will recover.
The cannas suffered just a bit.
The three planters I did at home were fine over the weekend since my tender plants (cannas, ipomoea) were tubers under the soil. I am waiting to plant the majority of my containers until next week. I will be off all week, so I can devote lots of time to designing containers.
I couldn't believe it this morning when I saw these tulips already dying off. It seems like they just opened! I think they look so neat when the inside shows like these two.
Ah, but look what's coming right behind them....big orange poppy buds!
I thought this little primrose grouping was kind of pretty this morning. The plant with the large leather-like rosettes of leaves with the pink bloom in the back is bergenia. It never really gets big and beautiful for me. In fact, I don't even know why so many people rave about it. I find it blah on its own, but I like it planted with the primroses.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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