This container is full of nasturtiums that I grew from seed and planted not knowing what the color would be. It turned out that the golden yellow is just the right color (there could still be other colors as I just randomly stuck seeds in)
Purple Shield, and Purple Heart (unknowlingly overwintered from last year), are three of the plants taking top honors right now in the urns flanking my garage.
I had hoped there would be at least three yellow calla lilies, but so far only two and one is about finished.
I still can't believe it looked like this in mid-May:
In case you are wondering, I moved that grass over to the side. You can see a bit of it in the first picture. It is still quite small, but I am expecting it to grow a lot bigger. I remember thinking that the tiny little piece of Creeping Jenny was probably not enough. I can't believe how it filled out so quickly.
Friday morning I was admiring how the sun highlighted these striped canna leaves and calla lilies on the deck:
Also on the deck, my second whiskey barrel of coneflowers has begun to bloom. This is the more common purple echinacea and is on the opposite side of the stairs from 'Hot Papaya'.
I am so happy that my containers are going crazy just as my main gardens are finishing with the majority of blooms for this year. Except for watering there is not much work to do on the container plantings. I can spend the next two months just enjoying them.
I have a lot of dahlias just beginning to bloom, too. I will show you those later this week.
Right now I have to get some work done while dinner makes itself in the Nesco. Now that's a colorful meal!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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