Thanks for your visits the past week. We have been out of town for 5 days, so that is why you have not heard from me. I had a couple of posts scheduled. I hope to get around to visiting everyone soon.
When I removed the hostas from the deck planters, I also removed some liatris (gay feather). I put a couple in this whiskey barrel on the deck.
I cut off the ugly dahlia leaves from the garage urns this morning. I was left with a lot of bare stalks, though there are new dahlia leaves coming out near all the spots I cut. Still I needed something to fill in the bare spot--I went to the basement and brought out some scarecrows to fill in the space.
Here is the second urn flanking the garage door:
and the close up of the cute little scarecrow:
I also added a scarecrow to the porch planter.
The pink Park Princess dahlias in this container really looked bad, so I cut them all the way down to the soil. I also had to remove a few Cordayline leaves as a fuzzy worm was eating them. I picked off and stomped on 5 fuzzy worms crawling on the leaves.
See the sedum Autumn Joy at the bottom of the picture? It's only the beginning of all the SAJ's I have in this front garden. Take a look:
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
1 year ago
The urns are just beautiful. I remember when you first planted them and I can't believe how lush and lovely they are. Like your scarecrow in the bare spaces! xo DianaReplyDelete
Is someone looking forward to fall??? LOL! Your urns are just gorgeous. You have a real knack for that.ReplyDelete
I can't get over the lushness of your gardens and mine this year. Your containers are really prime this year. Love the scarecrows you added. Hope you enjoyed your days away.ReplyDelete
Cher Sunray Gardens
your plants are beautiful....ReplyDelete
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Good idea-getting ready for fall early! I love to see what people do for the scarecrow challenge in Bucks County in this area. The plants otherwise in your urns have filled in nicely.ReplyDelete
Hope you had a great time!
Your sedum is going to be beautiful! I will have to enjoy yours . . . mine is pretty much gone for.ReplyDelete
Your urns are beautiful and the sedum is going to be gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I've been gone too so haven't been around commenting.