Here's some behind that yellow sedum that was not in bloom when I posted a few days ago.
This year in my quest to use more of what I already have , I decided that chives would be a nice accent plant instead of that tall spike plant that people always use. I also put some Siberian iris in the barrels for more vertical accent. Unfortunately the big cannas are not up yet in these barrels so I have all spiky accent plants and no main attraction! LOL. The cannas should be up soon.
I even put some chives in the hanging baskets. It appears that most of my orange zinnias have died in the baskets, so the hot pink won't be quite so jarring. I like the chive flowers with the pink. Too bad the blooms won't last. I will cut them back and hopefully get a second flush of purple spheres later in the season.
These baskets are beginning to fill out. I will be very happy when the flowers cover the basket. I can't stand seeing the bottom of the container of a hanging basket. The coconut baskets don't bother me quite as much as those awful plastic ones, but still I will be happier when they get bigger. I am going to start hitting them hard with the Miracle Grow.