Well today is a real milestone in the development of Patrick’s Garden. My regular readers have heard my laments that the quality of the imagery, presented here to date, can’t hold a candle to that of you, my able-bodied friends. Until now…When the going gets tough, the tough have to think smarter. So I approached the local high school principal to see if some your photography students would like to do some community service and in turn I could mentor them based on my many years in advertising management. As you can see here we’re off to a fast start.
I paired this planter with a simple clay pot of the Lantana ‘Lucky Lemon Glow’ and the Aussie favorite Scaveola ‘New Wonder’.
It was much more balanced earlier in the season but the lazy days of autumn are ever so kind to lantana.
You know sometimes it really sucks as a quadriplegic (my right arm is typing right now, so officially as a tridripledic) gardener when you just can’t get up and put a tomato cage in a pot when the time comes. The ‘Celebrity’ tomatoes should have been in the brightly colored tomato cages that I bought 5 years ago. So it sprawled all over the place but as you can see they worked beautifully earlier
This beautiful capture by Kale is of Coleus ‘Glennis; that was a common name back home which makes sense because it means holy in Welsh, I think this image has an ethereal feel.
‘Glennis’ started to overwhelmed the yellow shrimp plant (Pachystachys lutea). As I recall, the original salmon, rose and pink one turned into a messy little buggar back home but certainly looked like more of a shrimp,
Tobacco budworms reared their ugly heads just after these ‘Purple Petticoats’ were starting to look gorgeous. This is the second flush after Todd slashed them back. So sad to declare these will be the last of the Trinity petunias.