I was outside early taking pics of the deck before the sun got high enough to cast shadows.
Last year I bought this container of switch grass 'Rotstrahlbush'. I overwintered it in it's original pot. I thought it had died until a few weeks ago when it finally came up! Really...it was late July before anything began to grow. It is still not very tall. I decided to put it in a deck vignette where I would get much more enjoyment then I get looking at it alone in this ugly plastic pot.
I love its soft feathery panicles against the rough 'Tropicana' leaves.
I love August on my deck. This is the time when my tropicals began to flower and I can move the containers around to make different combinations.
This Rembrandt dahlia began blooming this week:
The petals look paint splashed ....I love it!
Here is another Rembrandt in golden yellow and red:
DH and I are both enjoying them. It is wonderful having containers with no blooms to fade and fall onto the deck floor. J gets all the credit for the deck plants this year. He has been super diligent in his daily watering/fertilizing.
Look at the size of this coleus sitting on the floor:
They look so good I am wondering if he is singing to them each afternoon....LOL.
I hope you are all having a great Sunday, too!