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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day 4 - The Last Signs of Summer Time

October either has you restless to change out tired, spent plants in your container or rejuvenates your plants with the cooler temps and softer sunshine. Here's one early October planter that has its Autumn show down pat. Cordyline "Red Star", Begonia Bonfire, Hibiscus Presidents Red, and Sedum Dragon's Blood.

I also saw this planter at my friend, Reggie Ludwig's, house this morning while setting out pansies to plant. This is from two Black-eyed Susan vines (Thunbergia alata) that she planted with a trellis in her container. Last night's frost didn't seem to bother it a bit.



At October 5, 2010 at 10:49 PM , Blogger Kylee said...

Oh, Barbara, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that top one! That 'Bonfire' begonia is beautiful! Mom used one in one of her containers this year and it was really pretty, too.

At October 6, 2010 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous Kerry said...

Yum! Both planters are gorgeous! That Bonfire begonia ROCKS! I'm in love with orange black-eyed Susan vines too. I grow them every year - though to be honest, they never flower as much or look as full as the one in your picture.

At October 7, 2010 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Commonweeder said...

These planter ideas are wonderful. I need to do some serious planning before the garden tour next year.


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