What's looking good this week?
Well, it looks like the rain is back after a three day break. I used the break to trim back some overgrown vines, clean up some maple foliage, and tidy up beds here and there, plus just enjoying some of the plants that are looking good this time of year. What about you?
Many (though not all, heh heh) of the plants in my little garden are looking really nice right now. My little butterfly rose that I combined with a phormium whose variegation has similar coloration looks really nice this week (that's the phormium foliage in the background):
The schizostylus plants are always reliable for blooms at this time of year. Here are a couple of pics of just two of several colors in bloom right now:
What else? Oh, the winter containers are all looking nice too. I've nailed huuuuuge windowboxes (that I found (abandoned) in the shed here) on top of the wooden fence along the front of the garden. I filled them with cordyline, pansies, dusty miller, and the usual suspects for winter interest. I used leftovers to fill in some very large pots on the landing steps to my deck. You can't tell, but the pot is large (30 inches per side) and square, and an obnoxious chartreuese color:
The somewhat overgrown plant at the right is the variegated cigar plant (Cuphea ignea) that is one of my favorites for a very long season of bloom. Here's a closer pic of the blooms if you're curious (it's been blooming non-stop since June):
What have you been up to in the garden recently, and what's looking good out there?
Take care and happy gardening,