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A rainy day at the desk today was a welcome one after the weekend festivities! I took a walk, with Tucker, of course, and the size and lushness of those containers which I planted in the spring caught my eye. The pool containers have the zonal geranium, Mrs. Cox, sweet potato vine, calibrichoa, coleus and millet. The millet must have dried out at some point although all other plants are doing well. This is what they looked like when first planted and here they are today. I also have two containers right
and a Bishop of Llandaff dahlia. They are also looking quite full. The barn has two large zinc containers and both contain sunflowers and coleus. The sunflowers are looking a bit stressed and I must have been a bit crooked today as the container seems to be leaning to the left.
This year I decided to experiment with more foliage than flowers in the containers just to see how satisfying that could be. I think I like them but I will leave the vote to you. What do you think? Here are my head planters, Athena and Zeus, then and now.Here is one last container next to the house. It also has millet and coleus with a yellow impatien and while it has a subtle monochromatic color it is pleasing to me. I thought that I should take the pictures this week as next week I will be away and the EM will be in charge of watering! We'll see if he can wield a watering can!