So when I saw this gorgeous mahogany-colored flower In Home Depot today, I grabbed it, knowing it would be perfect with Tropicanna--and it is:
The second perennial that I bought today was the coneflower 'Green Jewel'. I have been admiring that green color for the past few years, so when I saw it for sale, I did not hesitate to get it. Too often I have waited for a better price, etc. and then my chance was gone.
'Green Jewel' does not really WOW me with the same Tropicanna I have planted in barrel #2 this year,
but I do like the complementary color scheme in this container with Tropicanna 'Gold' and the yellow calla lilies.
as well as with the white-splotched calla leaves:
So next year I just need to replicate this container in the half whiskey barrel.
No problem as long as I remember which container the Trop 'Gold' is in. So I took this pic to help me and I will save it in my "Remember Next Year" category.
Note to self: Transplant everything from the big blue container in 2013 to the whiskey barrel with coneflower 'Green Jewel'.
I hope you are all having a great 4th of July. It is too hot here to do much. I spent from 7 to 8 am outside and it was so humid that I came inside and decided not to attend any holiday festivities.
When DH got home about noon, we went to Home Depot to see if they had any stone pavers because earlier this week, I decided I need another path in the area where the yellow line is:
These Lake Superior stone/cement pavers are heavy and by the time we loaded 16 of them in the truck bed, we were both dripping wet.
I acknowledged saying it, but who knew then that the black-eyed Susans I hoped would fill the entire end of this garden, would decide not to grow all big lush as they do in all the other gardens where I don't want them?
Adding a path will open the planting possibilities--I can plant short items next to the path and I can get to the middle of the area to weed. Every time I have added a path, the garden has improved. The path I added last year, was this one: