We’ve had a lot of rain as we typically do this time of year. And it’s been fairly cool. So the patio garden just keeps getting more lush and pretty.
I know it will be getting much hotter soon so I’m enjoying the weather and my patio.
Containers Full Of Color:
Right now the pansies and Johnny Jump Ups are still blooming dozens of colorful flowers. I’ve been pinching them back as they get leggy.
I have a lot of Mandevilla vine blooms that are about ready to open. And as you can see, the morning glories in the other containers are also growing rapidly.
The vines are reaching and grabbing onto every surface they can.
The various sedums are sporting pretty little yellow flowers. They are kind of shaped like stars.
These plants are plentiful in my garden and all you need to do to spread them around is grab up a clump and layer it somewhere else.
The allium plant is just about to fit the width of the container it is in. There aren’t any orb-shaped blooms forming yet.
I love that the flowers are round and different from all the other flowers in my patio garden.
I’ve already been cutting back the lemon balm that you see in front of the driftwood and over in the blue raised bed.
The ornamental grass over to the left side is growing fast. You can see more sedum with yellow flowers just beyond it in another container.
The galvanized garden area is full to overflowing.
The Front Of The Patio Garden:
All the pots in the middle here are filled with various blooms. Verbena, daisies, pansies and Johnny-Jump-Ups.
I’m cutting them back every few days now.
The yellow and purple Johnny Jump Ups pushing out from under the canopy of the hostas, reaching toward the light.
Insects are already chewing holes in my big clump of Lamb’s Ear. As well as many other plant leaves.
Other small plants you see that are about an inch tall are zinnias I planted from seed and have been thinning out.
After thinning I carefully carry the seedlings and transplant them elsewhere in the patio garden.
The two geraniums with red flowers are really getting big. I’m glad I got them this year, as I haven’t had geraniums in several years.
In between you can see the lacier-edged leaves of the citronella plant. The citronella leaves hang over into the birdbath water. I hope it keeps the mosquitoes at bay.
All the petunias are blooming and I’ve been cutting them back as well. Otherwise they get leggy and won’t be as pretty.
Just take the snippers and snip them back and they will reward you with even more beautiful blooms.
Note: I stayed in all weekend and was very cognizant of how much room I have in this apartment. Thus I don’t know if I can go that much smaller in another apartment.
After PT today I plan to drive by another 55+ apartment community to see about it. I definitely don’t make these decisions lightly.