The planters I did at work turned out to be nothing like what I imagined. I could not find any cannas to buy, so I brought in some of my own cannas and dahlias and calla lilies (already finished). I had to take an educated guess (lots of time spent searching my blog for planters with the plants I wanted). I thought I planted the bold Tropicannas with dark striped leaves and purple Rembrandt dahlias.
Instead I got yellow daisy-like dahlias and green-leaved cannas...and boy, did I get them! Whoa, these plants must be on steroids!
The pink petunia is 'Bubblegum'.
Do you love the 'Fireworks' fountain grass? I do! Actually you cannot tell the difference between it and the regular purple fountain grass as most of the foliage is hidden. I just love the soft hanging tails.
I bought some of the same grass for my own planters and they have barely grown. I hate when what I plant at work, looks better than the same stuff I plant at home. :(
The Persian shield is also dwarfed by the dahlias. It is so small that I could have eliminated it--ditto for the purple coleus next to it.
The Ipomea (sweet potato vine) is on the side and you cannot even see it from the front. I don't mind that. I kind of like it not taking over the entire front of the container. I have to keep cutting it back or it would be halfway out in the driveway.
Here is what this container looked like when freshly planted in May (you can only see the annuals as the plants I brought from home have not yet come up):
and I was worried that this planter was not full enough! :)
Yesterday I was looking through my wardrobe pics. I fill huge totes with off-season clothing and then I forget what I have. I found some pics of this grey/orange outfit that I would like to wear again:
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago