It’s hard to believe that July has disappeared and August is upon us. Hopefully, it brings better weather than we experienced in July! My poor, pathetic pots have taken a beating this summer…I think the summer of 2010 will be remembered as The Garden That Wasn’t. Sigh.
If you discount the fact that there’s a Terra Cotta Gerbera daisy somewhere in the back of this pot — not in bloom, of course — then I guess this lavender ivy geranium is pretty enough. As always, the geraniums take the prize, hands down, for their tough factor.
And if you overlook the wind burn on these tangerine petals, and the fact that the lobelia has all but disappeared, this pot might not be too pathetic either. The lobelia did get a severe haircut today, so hopefully, it will bloom again.
This Trusty Rusty coleus just might be the star of the show this year. It seems to have picked up steam and is filling out nicely. The marigolds that had all but disappeared after deadheading are blooming again, and even some of the ageratum might pull through.
I’m loving this white lobelia and would surely plant it again another year.
The colour of this particular coleus is wonderful — I hope it lasts well into fall!
I hope your pots of posies are prolific! (Hmm…I feel a poem coming on…)