While I was waiting to flip the burgers on the BBQ on Sunday, I was looking around at some of my plants. Since it was such a nice evening I ran in and got my camera to document this year’s garden. I went with a purple theme this year since I think it compliments the color of the stonework and the grey on the exterior of our condo.
This year’s garage door urn features some purple and chartreuse coleus, purple geraniums, and licorice plants. I know this will fill in pretty quickly and I have to remember to capture how it looks again a month or two from now.
My hanging basket of purple petunias, which I just bought so I can’t take credit for how healthy they look right now. I just have to remember to pinch the spent blooms.
I noticed that my roses are in beautiful bud right now. I have a miniature and a regular size, both pink, that I planted a couple of years ago. It looks like something has been eating the leaves and maybe our resident blogging Master Gardener, Cathy from My 1929 Charmer, will comment with some advice on that!
Around the front, my urn by the front door with the Martha Washington geraniums I planted back in the beginning of May have really filled in. I think they like it here because they are out of direct, intense sunlight, although they do get some in the morning. I just have to remember to water them every couple of days because they are under an overhang so don’t get the rain.
My Japanese Maple that I put in about a year and a half ago is doing very well, as are the coral bells I planted underneath it. I love the purply color of the leaves which ties in with some of the other bushes that were already here when we moved in. I think those pansies have just about had it though.
Still waiting for the daisies to actually have more than just the greenery.
The salvia from two years ago is also doing very well and new this year are the Bachelors Buttons and Tickweed.
Just around the corner are my pink hydrangeas and a couple of hostas planted in between, but they are all just leaves now so I didn’t take a picture of them yet. I’m hoping for some nice blooms to be able to cut and bring in the house again this year.
I also planted a lilac bush this year in front of our home office window. I don’t think I’ll get any blooms this year, but next year I can’t wait to open those windows and have that heavenly scent come right into the house.
That’s what I’ve got growing this year. What are you growing? Anything new?