Freshly planted it looked pretty sparse, didn't it?
That's because the dahlia, the canna and the Elephant ears are under the soil. But once they came up, it didn't take long to fill up the barrel.
I did replace the purple fountain grass with the B.-eyed Susans and the plant that looks like coleus, but isn't (I can't remember what it is and I am too lazy to surf around to find out). I did that only because I adore PF grass and I really wanted it in my big Tropicanna container.
I think the next container is my favorite one this year. I am thrilled with the size of the 'Peaches & Cream' dahlias. I have had them for three years and this is the best they have ever bloomed. The Siberian Iris you see in the freshly-planted pic is still there. It's just buried under everything else. I will leave that right there all winter and see if it blooms again next spring.
And, last, but not least, I got a couple of g. sale treasures yesterday. I can't believe anyone would dump these little beauties! Right away I knew that veggie pitcher would be a flower vase. Here's what I put in it today. Could there be a more perfect container for a veggie/flower bouquet?
I am now off to pack up my 5-bean salad & go to a Labor Day pot luck. I have had an incredibly busy weekend so if you have sent me an email, please know that I am not ignoring you. I wlll read them all when I get home tonight.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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