Uhhhh…just a few days late…but here’s my foliage follow-up for July 2016!
The following is the Budger’s creation. He chose this pepper plant from The Natural Gardener a couple of weeks ago, and wanted to plant it in a pot we’ve had for a while. Pretty good color combo for a toddler, if I do say so myself.
The turquoise and gold thing is actually a wine stopper that, after buying, I realized doesn’t actually fit any wine bottle. Guess that’s why it was on sale. Shout out to the MIL who suggested sticking it in a potted plant.
Speaking of sweet potato vine, here’s a close up. (Thanks to my sister-in-law for a lovely Mother’s Day gift) I killed the zinnias that accompanied it, so much for the thriller, but the spiller is hanging in like a champ.
Recently I did something pretty dumb for a Texas gardener: I bought plants at the end of June, AND then put them straight in the ground. Why you ask? To stress them out unduly? No! Because they were ON SALE!! Less than a buck for 4-inch pots of inland sea oats?? Yes, please, and thank you Barton Springs Nursery. (FYI October is generally the best time to plant most things in Central Texas…just a few months off…)
Returning back to the silvery blue and purple color combo (this is one of my favorites just FYI), I potted up this Blue Dune Lyme grass, initially with Purple Flash Pepper and what was supposed to be Black Pearl pepper (after admiring it in the garden of Pam Penick earlier this spring who also hosts Foliage Follow-up each month). However, I don’t know if that’s what I got…it developed peppers but they were never “pearly.”
Better luck avoiding the sales and new beauties that I couldn’t. Although, I don’t regret it just yet.