I planted my annuals yesterday. I'm still tired, lol. I didn't think to take pictures but, to be honest, they aren't much to look at yet. They are still itty-bitty. So, I'll grab some other images to show what mine will look like someday soon. I planted...
Portulaca - I love this plant! I have a lot of very hot sun at my place, and these absolutely thrive in it. In fact, the flowers only open in sun. I planted a variety of colors, but my fave was the mango.
Snapdragons - I'd planned for these to be in the full sun on my front steps in a big pot, but noticed that they wilted easily in the heat (despite saying that they'll take full sun on their tag). So, they went into last year's "vole garden". I bought a mixed pack that wasn't blooming so I have no idea what the colors will be. It'll be like Christmas in the summer when they bloom!
Petunias -- a favorite here. DD got one six-pack for her garden in red and white, and I bought some to add color to last year's "vole garden" in pink and black.
Ageratum - the first time I bought this, I was fooled by how tiny the flowers appeared. In fact, I wasn't the one who got them, it was DD. And we planted and were wowed by how big, lush and purplely-blue these got! Even better, they reseeded themselves and came back year after year... until the voles decimated my garden. So, I bought some for color around the edges.
I got a new hosta for the back where a spot was open...
And then, for my pots on the front steps where it will COOK all summer long (no one believes me when I say it's unbearably hot and dry in the front of my house -- I fight with nurseries all the time when trying to find plants that will survive there. It's amazing how ridiculously hot it gets: full sun all day, pale gray house reflecting the light/heat... it cooks). So, for the front I got...
Gazania (prettiest flowers, and ONLY like sun):
And I'm going to try the annual version of bachelor buttons (because they're coming up in the pots on their own from last year! LOL...):
And lastly, I planted impatiens around my well-pump. I bought striped ones because they were so unusual -- in fact, they are apparently so unusual, I can't find a picture of them online. So pretend there is one HERE. *G*
Today? It's all veggies, all the time. If I have the energy.
You Are A Lily
You are a nurturer and all around natural therapist.
People see you as their rock. And they are able to depend on you.
You are a soothing influence. You can make people feel better with a few words.
Your caring has more of an impact than even you realize.
Um...hummmm.... not so sure about most of that. You?