My garden needed some seasonal refreshing. I took advantage of the tail end of the indian summer yesterday to handle a number of garden chores. Task 1 was to harvest compost and mix it into all of my containers. Task 2 was to add in some annuals amongst the perennials. Task 3 was to add in my Halloween decor, which ended up skewing a bit Día de los Muertos, and I’m ok with that.
On the left, I had some mums coming back from last year, so I added in some more, with some black potato vine. On the right, The red rooster carex has been going strong for a long time, so I surrounded it with some peach heuchera, ‘blackie’ potato vine, and ornamental kale. The potato vine prefers shade, and the mums love full sun, and these containers get a mix of both, so I’m crossing my fingers.
For fun, I also nestled some calendulas in between the red salvia in the windowbox and added a few mini pumpkins. As always, click to embiggen the photos.
And don’t tell me the flamingos aren’t fantastically humorous. My favorite succulent author posted them and I was in love.