I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
We had a little rain last evening and I wish I could have sent it to Texas to help those poor farmers and gardeners. They are forecasting a cool down this week and we are all ready for that lowering of the humidity.
It is the time of the year when my garden beds are getting raggedy and plants full of holes and I am almost ashamed of the way it is looking so I will show some of the container plants today for a change.
I have only a few containers this year and even they are getting in sad shape.
Something has even started eating on the Bronze potato vines. Could that shiny green Japanese beetle be the culprit?
Those who are familiar with my gardening know I grow several different pelargonium’s every year and over winter others. I love the old fashioned geraniums that remind me of my Grandmother’s.
Peach Blossom pelargonium
Verbena grown from seed is always a hit or miss thing for me. This year only two made it to transplanting.
This is the second year for the Chaste trees that I started from seed. One was planted in a container and another in the garden as an experiment. I wanted to see if the one planted in the garden would stand up to our winters here in zone 5 but I was afraid to chance it with both so the one in the container over wintered in the basement. They both survived but no blooms as yet.
In back of the house at the old garden shed containers of dahlia’s and petunias in the mailbox are growing.
New Dawn climbing roses grow over the side of the shed onto the roof. This is where I have my test bed where I try out perennial seeds and then transplant them into other beds.
My ‘Friendship’ bed is also here where I grow flowers from wonderful giving blogging friends.
I will post about them on another day.
Out back behind the house where the potting bench is are also containers and baskets filled with flowers hanging from tree limbs and setting around.
I love using old grapevine and wicker baskets for containers.
These are some of the containers that are planted around the garden.
Everyone have a wonderful day!