The patio area is looking pretty shaggy! The grass and weeds have been their worst this year. It seems as time has passed dirt has accumulated into the grouted areas between the stones and more and more plant life has been growing.
Dan found a way to knock back the grass and weeds with this torch and it's very effective for a while but they just keep coming back.
Next year we hope to remove the grouting and try a different method in hopes that it will stay free of plant life.
Another shaggy member is my overgrown Dusty Miller. I put red geraniums in there too but you'd hardly know it! Some of you may remember I trimmed it back quite a bit but it didn't take long and it was out of control once again!
So I yanked out nearly every single one of the Dusty Miller's and found that the Geranium plants had more body to them than I expected. It's late but now they'll have a chance to look better!
My big planters out in front of the garage have become shaggy with the Supertunias that have done very well. They're about 4' across!
My husband thought I should show a reference of size so he offered to zip in there for a picture when he was out mowing! LOL…
Last year I removed the plants and re-potted the planters for fall with mums. I haven't made up my mind as to what I'll be doing yet. Lowe's and Home Depot sell a bunch of real small ones that I could plant around that spike plant in the center that you can barely see.
This is a new planter on the deck that I planted with two different colored mums and some kale. I picked mums that were only just beginning to bloom so they'll last a lot longer.
I got the idea to plant this combination after I saw some small pots at the garden center. I found this imitation whiskey barrel at Lowe's and decided to use that for a casual country look for fall!
I emptied out a pot that had some Browallia in it and popped them in the back of this pot for added color!
Do you ever replant your planters for fall?