This year I added a Russina sage plant that I had in my Arbor garden for the past five years. It never grew more than about 8 inches tall and had only 2 or 3 branches. I also stuck a hosta or two in the front.
I am pretty happy with it. The only real disappointment was the canna did not grow big and tall as I had planned. But just look how tall the silver Russian sage grew! It's the best that plant has ever grown.
The chives are spilling nicely over the sides. The hosta got buried underneath everything else, but next year it should be better able to hold it's own.
The Sedumn Autumn Joy from last year is HUGE.
It should be turning pink soon, which will be a major clash with that bright orange dahlia. That orange was a surprise. I thought I had planted a more mellow 'peaches and cream' dahlia in these containers. I recently did a little rearranging on the whiskey barrel area of the deck. I love to group containers--there are three containers here.
I have two of these half barrels and I tried to make the groupings very similar.
I have also been making blocks for a new project all week. Can you tell what it will be?
You can see it almost finished on my qulting blog. Just click here.