This year I planted my Trebbanio dahlias in two whiskey barrels on my deck. These dahlias start out as nearly black and gradually the outer petals turn a ruby red. I adore them! I also planted Elephant Ears and toad lilies (Tricyrtis) in the barrels.
Last year I had the Tricyrtis along a walkway in a perennial garden. But toad lilies bloom late--at a time when I rarely walk the perennial paths, so I decided to move them up on the deck when I could enjoy them every day. I think the color goes nicely with the Trebbanio dahlias.
But ,overall, l I find these barrel planters rather blah, so I added a flamingo to one of them.
That's a bit better. :)
See the pot of pink starburst 'Park Princess' dahlias further down the deck? Over the weekend, I moved the rain lilies that Patti from Osage Bluff sent me in January of 2012 (read the post here) and put them right underneath the dahlias.
Today we called a tree service to get a bid on removing 13 more trees from my front yard and perennial gardens. Whooo hoooo! Can't wait to get rid of more scruffy trees!
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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