That old branch is some of new garden "art" I added yesterday. I have such fun using nature's free items in my garden. These Alberta Spruces are slowing mending.
I am loving the ornamental Kale I planted in many of my large containers this year. The stuff is HUGE and gives a nice lacy texture to this pot of calla lilies and Tropicanna 'Gold'.
I think they look nice with the silver Lamb's Ear.
Same area with a longer view down the garden:
Six weeks ago, I planted my first wheelbarrow garden. I used zinnia seeds. I almost never plants seeds and now I remember why -- hardly any germinated and they take f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to bloom. I went around the garden and removed some red petunias to add to the wheelbarrow so it would look at least half full. Hopefully the zinnias will produce beautiful bursts of assorted color and the petunias will spill over the edges soon.
I planted some Tropicannas directly in the ground behind this Blue Oat grass. Tropicannas do well in containers for me, but they struggle to survive in the ground.
Here's a tall slender new shade container I added this year. It's planted with a rex begonia, purple fountain grass and creeping Jenny.
I added two of these containers that were never meant to be outside holding plants. Later in the season I will show you what they started life as about 35 years ago. You may be surprised... :)