I separated two barrels of liatris last fall. Some of them are just beginning to bloom. These are perennial and stay in their half-whiskey-barrel containers out on the deck all year long. It doesn't get much easier than that!
Many of my yellow calla lilies have huge blooms this year. It seems like they are blooming later (which, if true, is understandable due to the very cold spring & I brought them out two weeks later than usual).
In the front yard, I filled the border near the front porch with Sedum Autumn Joy last year and am thrilled that it is just about completely filled in so that you do not see individual plants--just a mass of Sedum. That was my plan from the beginning . Once planted, Sedum Autumn Joy demands little attention--no watering, no fertilizer...nada....nada...nada!
I may have to divide it every three years, but that's about it. It should look good all year long with no effort from me. I love the light green color with the darker green shrubs.
This area will be completely pink in about three weeks.
I am not thrilled with the canna/calla combo under the window.
I like the foliage color combo, which I used to coordinate with the Ninebark 'Diablo' shrub, but the callas flopped over in the recent rain. The Tropicana foliage should be much larger than it is. If I do this next year, I will have to buy some green stakes for each calla. I suspect I will have to stake the Tropicanna lilies also --should they decide to bloom this year. At the moment it does not look like they will. I hate staking because it is so ugly and it defeats my goal of less garden maintenance. I will probably be changing this planting next year.
The garage urns are still all foliage and I am really liking this one (the larger of the two identically-planted urns)
I will now start cutting back any further growth from the licorice plant and the ipomea. I don't want the whole urn to be covered.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!