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Fabulous Foliage

16 Jun

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Our very cold late spring in central Indiana stunted blooms on our flowering trees.  However, the rains that followed supported the best season ever for our hostas.

Friday Photos: Monday marathon moving mountain of mulch

17 Apr
10 cubic yards

10 cubic yards

10 cubic yards=270 cubic feet or 135 bags with 2 cu ft/bag…It’s a LOT of mulch.

Actually two days later

Actually two days later

“Blooming-ton” containers, before pictures

10 May

Yes, there is room for annual flowers/plants in the lawn of perennial flowers/plants!  We choose to use containers for annuals.

Last year I planted “Wave” petunias in the old containers.  These hang like photos on a wall in an indoor room by decorating the fence “wall”.  Cost = $3 each.  I planted lantana and verbena this year….”Citrus” and “Raspberry” photos below.

Wave petunias

The next project was filling hanging baskets.  These have another variety of “Wave” petunias.  We did three more baskets with begonias.  Cost = $5 each (including new cocoa fiber liners).

Hanging baskets

Three pairs of foam containers flank the front porch step.  My tradition/habit is to have geraniums and spike plant (foliage).  I choose variegated Salvia for the largest of the containers.  Cost = $4 each.

Front step containers

Last but not least is a pair of containers for purple fountain grass by the garage doors.  This terra-cotta looking container has weathered well over 10+ years (unlike the real thing).  Cost = $8 each.

Purple fountain grass

Container contents Total = $74 plus some potting soil and mulch to top off.

Raspberry Verbena

Raspberry Verbena

Citrus Lantana

Citrus Lantana