Still Waiting for the Tropicannas® in the Big Blue Pot to Bloom
They may not bloom because they love heat and there has not been any heat this year. Even if they don't bloom, I am happy with this container. The foliage is huge & fabulous, so this guy has already performed beyond my expectations this year. If you look in the center picture in my blog header, you can see this container in June before everything began to grow. All that lushness just sits inside every winter waiting to explode--I know I keep saying this--but it's amazing!
Unfortunately the deer found the kale and at a big hunk of it.
Hunting season starts Nov. 15. Hoping we still have some hunters left in the neighborhood...if you have a garden, you probably feel the same.
I have had these pink starburst dahlias for probably 20 years. They were the first dahlia I purchased and I still love them.
The cold weather kept them at a shorter height which worked out nicely this year.
I have them in a few other gardens and in containers on the deck:
I don't remember my liatris (tall purple spikey things in the background) blooming so late before.
It's almost September and they are still in flower. I will have to look back on the blog and see when they usually bloom. It's been an odd year!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.