I was late getting my planters potted up this year. I try to do it in May, but our weather was so bad and I was busy with our son’s graduation and the year-end things I do with my Preschool class that I didn’t get to the pots.
Then it was time for the graduation party- to be held in our backyard- and the pots couldn’t wait. I found myself at the local store (not even a nursery!) picking out anything I could find on sale that would work in the pots I needed.
As you might imagine, that never bodes well and most of my pots are just ho-hum and not very inspiring. Except for one.
They haven’t stopped blooming and they probably will go until fall. The tall one with the arching pink blossoms is Guara and the low-growing purple is a perennial verbena called “Homestead Purple.”
I love this combination and I’ve gotten tons of comments on it. It’s showy and colorful. Everyone wants to know what the arching plant is, even though I’ve had one planted in the backyard border for three years. Moving them front and center brings the attention, that’s for sure.
Hopefully all their attention will be on this pot and not the rest of the woeful-looking planters.
And here’s a garden mantra I’m thankful for: “There’s always next year…”
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