Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What a Difference Two Weeks can Make!

On June 25, I posted the picture of this canna container bemoaning it's small size.

Well, look at it today! This should be proof that size does matter!

It has really taken off and I am so much happier with it.

Here are a few pictures of feverfew blooming. It's one of those plants that reseeds itself all over and I pull handfuls of it out all the time.

You can never get it all, which is a good thing because I do love the tiny white flowers when it's in bloom. I never know just where it will pop up from year to year.
I must have bought some more red carpet day lilies last year because I have some blooming on the Arbor Garden path (By the time summer arrives, I can never remember what I planted in the fall).

Here is a picture of one of the deck wall planters that is not doing so well. I am hoping to shame it into production like I did the big canna container.

Maybe in two weeks this one will be big and beautiful. I don't want to see any of the front of the container and the geraniums should be at least twice as big. I am not a big geranium fan. I can never get them to grow big and beautiful. I only bought these because flower varieties were very limited this year and I needed that orange color.

Let's hope they surprise me this year.


  1. Your flowers are looking fantastic, Zoey..all the planting and watering..well worth it!

  2. I'm sure the geraniums and sweet potato will take off. I noticed mine finally did a few weeks ago. I know the vine likes more wet than the geraniums. And your Canna lily pot really did spring to action-it looks great!

  3. Your cannas are looking great. Now I'm sorry I decided not to do them this year, but I'll definitely do them next year.

  4. Hi Betty, Thank you. I am happy that they are finally taking off. I have been fertilizing at least 3 times a week and it seems to be paying off.

    Dianne, I hope you are right! I am pretty sure the vine will take off, but not so sure about the geranium.

    Hi Giddy, I can't imagine being without my cannas. They are the backbone of the entire deck display. I am getting quite a selection of them. I can't wait to see my new "Wyoming' and 'black knight' bloom. So far the foliage is not too impressive. The leaves are way smaller than the Tropicanas, which are the ones I truly love.

  5. thanks for the before and after! It is so gratifying when things work!


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