“Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning
need anything else?” – Betsy Cañas Garmon
It’s been so much fun putting together some of the containers on the balcony — I’m not quite finished planting, but pretty much. I have to stop buying plants as I just don’t have the room for them. Above, deep red Calibrachoa and a new impatiens, Elfin Blush, will hopefully make a pretty combination. You can’t really see it from this photo, but this impatiens is the softest, yet strong, pink with a red center. The Calibrachoa comes in so many beautiful colours, I could just use it in everything!
In another container, I used a coral pink Calibrachoa (which has a deep red center) and coleus. I’ve never used coleus before, even though it’s a standard in a lot of gardens, but I thought this would be a good combination. We’ll see how it grows. Again, you can find coleus in so many gorgeous colours now, including the russets/browns/golds. I used another Calibrachoa in a railing box planter — it’s a pretty lavender blue. Once it has established itself, I’ll take a better photo of it. I have other planters and containers finished, and will take some more photos later today when I tidy the balcony a little bit.
Another nice surprise is pictured below — the moth orchid which lost its buds before they could open is setting out a new shoot! I’m so pleased. I “pruned” it, following directions I found online, as soon as the buds were gone and it will hopefully reward me with blooms. It’s been repotted in a different medium — perhaps it likes it better.