Seasons #2 – Early Season Planters
I mentioned in my container series that I really love window boxes. These photos are of this year’s window box. I have had success with the trailers with the pink flowers, Lofos compact rose (lophospermum hybrida) and was elated that I found them again this year. They are rather unusual, and easy to grow. The next photo is of the window box at the end of winter—looking pretty ratty. The green plants are annual blue salvia; I left them in the window box. The creeping jenny got moved somewhere else. The following photo shows the box right after planting. It made a pretty picture from our bedroom window, too. The last photo here shows the window box as it looks now; not as pretty as I had hoped, but not too bad. Unfortunately we turned off the water because we were expecting a week of rain. We forgot to turn the water back on, and by the time I noticed, the plants were about half dead. I thought I would have to replant. However, we have been diligent about watering and feeding, and amazingly they have almost come back.
I mentioned, in an earlier blog—Tried and True Traditions—that we usually plant purslane in our Savannah bird girl planters and this year is no different. I just took the first photo here, and the planters are looking very nice.