It's one of these new dahlia tubers. It started out in April much smaller than it is now!
In early June, I tranferred it to this larger container with a Tropicanna. I planted it under the soil, but it's grown so big that it exploded right out above the soil.My plan was for big black Tropicanna leaves to shoot up above the dahlia. It didn't quite work that way. The dahlia took over and you can't even see the Tropicanna unless I spread the (bug eaten) dahlia leaves.
Here is the twin container planting. Different color dahlia, but otherwise the same planting.
This dahlia took off nicely, too. I must have planted a larger Tropicanna because it did exactly what it was supposed to. I love the red dahlias with the black leaves. Can't wait to see how it looks when the Trop blooms.
The orange dahlia I showed a few days ago keeps getting bigger and bigger. Look how you can't even see my hand spread out behind it!
The three wall planters are doing O.K.
I wish the orange geranium would have gotten about twice this size, but I have yet to grow a lush-looking geranium. I do like the shape of the Sweet Potato
vine in the front. It has completely covered the front of the planting area, which is exactly what I aim for.
All in all the deck plantings are looking pretty good right now. In the next two weeks I should have a lot of cannas in bloom and I will rearrange the containers to best show off the canna blooms. Of course, I will post more pics when that happens.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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