Look how colorful this container is without a single flower!
Unfortunately I just noticed that some bugs are making holes in everything--I hate that!
I have used a lot of coleus this year. .
This nearly 100% lime green hanging basket is flanked by two more colorful baskets on each side.
I have used 'fireworks' grass in a few of my containers for the past two years.
I am not happy with this grass. I love the striped pink/green color, but it stays very small. I think I will go back to Purple Fountain Grass next year.
You may have noticed a few yellow flowers down the sidewalk in the pic above.
Last year I made a note to remove everything from my under the front-window garden and plant callas and Tropicannas in there in 2013. DH and I spent a few hours one morning removing everything and I replanted with yellow callas and Tropicannas. I expected at least a dozen yellow calla blooms.
So far I only have a few and the Tropicanna leaves are not nearly as large as I expected them to be in late July. I am sure it is due the very cold spring weather we had. Even so I still like this area. Speaking of cold, it is 45 degrees right now (6:30 am). It may be a record low for this date. After the HOT HUMID weather we had a week ago, I am not complaining!
This planter has the still unidentified dark purple/black leathery foliage plant. I am liking this combo and will show you more when the Tropicanna blooms.
This is another of my favorite combos this year--you may remember in late spring I dug up that Heuchera from the garden to use here.
I have also dug up some toad lilies from the garden to use in a few planters (the dark green foliage). I wanted them in a place where their tiny exotic flowers could be appreciated. I can't wait to show you those when they all bloom.
Gotta get to work now. We have a huge convention group arriving at the hotel today--the largest group we have ever had in our small town. It should be fun!
Have a great hump day!