Saturday, August 18, 2012

Scarecrows and liatris added to Planters

Thanks for your visits the past week.  We have been out of town for 5 days, so that is why you have not heard from me.  I had a couple of posts scheduled.  I hope to get around to visiting everyone soon.

When I removed the hostas from the deck planters, I also removed some liatris (gay feather).  I put a couple in this whiskey barrel on the deck.

They go nicely with the Buddelia (butterfly bush in the background).

I cut off the ugly dahlia leaves from the garage urns this morning.  I was left with a lot of bare stalks, though there are new dahlia leaves coming out near all the spots I cut.  Still I needed something to fill in the bare spot--I went to the basement and brought out some scarecrows to fill in the space.
 This dahlia is way too tall and I plan to cut it shorter as soon as the big bud on top blooms.  It is the only bud I see and I want to know what color dahlia I have in this urn. I can't for the life of me remember.  I also stuck some liatris in this urn. Can you see it?  Here is a close up:

Here is the second urn flanking the garage door:

and the close up of the cute little scarecrow:

I also added a scarecrow to the porch planter.

  The pink Park Princess dahlias in this container  really looked bad, so I cut them all the way down to the soil.  I also had to remove a few Cordayline leaves as a fuzzy worm was eating them.  I picked off and stomped on 5 fuzzy worms crawling on the leaves.

See the sedum Autumn Joy at the bottom of the picture?  It's only the beginning of all the SAJ's I have in this front garden.  Take a look:

There are even more on the opposite side of the driveway.  Can you see the hint of pink? In  a few weeks it will be a mass of pink (and bees!) in this area.


  1. The urns are just beautiful. I remember when you first planted them and I can't believe how lush and lovely they are. Like your scarecrow in the bare spaces! xo Diana

  2. Is someone looking forward to fall??? LOL! Your urns are just gorgeous. You have a real knack for that.

  3. I can't get over the lushness of your gardens and mine this year. Your containers are really prime this year. Love the scarecrows you added. Hope you enjoyed your days away.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. your plants are beautiful....

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  6. Good idea-getting ready for fall early! I love to see what people do for the scarecrow challenge in Bucks County in this area. The plants otherwise in your urns have filled in nicely.
    Hope you had a great time!

  7. Your sedum is going to be beautiful! I will have to enjoy yours . . . mine is pretty much gone for.

  8. Your urns are beautiful and the sedum is going to be gorgeous.
    I've been gone too so haven't been around commenting.


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