I took the plunge and planted my annuals this weekend. It was a mini marathon event (at least for me it was) with going up and down steps many times, digging up soil from out back to half fill some of the larger planters, filling the planters with new potting soil and then the plants which all got an extra dose of pelted fertilizer.Read more ...
This is a rather large ceramic planter I picked up a few years ago. I put a deep red Martha Washington geranium to the rear and two bright green coleus up front which will fill in. I may stick a sweet potato vine in the front but I haven't decided yet. Excuse my messy deck. It's desperately overdue for some re-staining.
I've used a different fuchsia that had an orange color for the past few years so I decided to try a new look.
I've seen people planting boots now for the past few years and I decided to give it a try. I drilled two holes in the bottom for drainage and loaded the bottom with stones so they'd have some weight to them. I planted Diascia in them hoping they'll be topped with lush flowers.
You can see how this looked last year at this "link".
This Sweet Woodruff is blooming all over. The Pachysandra that is nearby just finished blooming.
The link I provided earlier shows how the wagon looked as the summer progressed last year.
Well that's what I did with my annuals. It will be enjoyable watching them grow. I hope you'll come back and visit as I post through the summer and fall.
I'm joining the following "A Garden Party"