Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I took a break from the weeds today to get our window boxes done. Of course, after I finished them, I had some leftovers - so I tossed them together into a container. I followed no "rules of gardening" for this container - I just had fun with what was lying around, playing with the plants.
I put a dracaena in the middle, some geraniums around the edges and tucked in orange mosaic impatiens under the geraniums for a splash of color, then finished it off with common vinca. I like it!
The "sun" window boxes came out alright. Again, the dracaena in the middle, calibrachoa on the "inside" edge, sweet potato vine on the outside, and 2 coleus in the background.
Usually I just put in a ton of impatiens for the "shade" boxes. This year I thought I'd try something a little different. Dracaena in the middle again, sweet potato vines on the corners, bacopa in the center and then a hosta and heucharella in the background. It really brightens up the shady windows - even if it is mostly bright green - the bacopa flowers are white and they'll stand out in a week or two. I think it came out great and I can put the hosta and heucharella in the ground once the season is over.
Perennials in the containers - it's too exciting!!