Cultivating a Culture of Gardening™

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 103 - It's Retro Thursday!

Retro Thursday - a look at containers from seasons' past.

Last summer I spent a couple of days in Chicago and stayed with a friend who lives in the suburbs. On my early morning walk through her old neighborhood I saw these wonderful stone walls with planter space along the top of the walls.

This very shady part of the wall hosted pink and white Impatiens, with the corner spilling over with Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'. Dichondra usually likes a sunny spot so this area must get a good dose of afternoon sun.

This area of the wall held a Coleus (Solenostemon scutellariodes) which look like the variety called 'Redhead', a lighter yellow flower that looks like an Argyranthemum frutescens (marguerite) and the deeper yellow flower looks to be either a Bidens ferulifolia, a variety of Zinnia maritima - a trailing zinnia, or even a type of Sanvitalia speciosa. I'd love to hear your guesses, too.



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