It’s amazing what a little sun will do…and I do mean, a little. Sigh. The day started sunny and full of promise, and now at early afternoon, it has all but gone behind the clouds again with a chance of MORE showers in the forecast and a rainy weekend ahead. These gazanias took advantage of the bright morning and started to open. I purchased these in a hanging basket and transferred them to a large, black container. They’re very showy with their silvery foliage. There are also an orange-yellow and buttery yellow plant. It should make a pretty combination if they don’t drown.
Not sure of what to plant in the tiny space near the rhododendron, I decided to put some Marguerite daisies [Argyranthemum] in a large planter. There are white, yellow and lavender-pink plants.
They grow over 2 feet high and like the sun, so will hopefully do well there. I planted some white alyssum around the perimeter of the container, and circled it at ground level with Dusty Miller plants. It should last into the fall.
To the hanging baskets, I added some blue bacopa and white lobelia, but they haven’t really taken off yet, so I’ll save those (and other plantings) for another time. I wish we could send all of you who need it, some of our rain. I hope the weekend doesn’t bring another deluge.