The vincas are beautiful this year. Planted late, they haven’t disappointed.
With our final frost sometime in late June, the petunias got a late start this year. Still, they are beautiful. I always have good luck with petunias. I usually like a little variety, but the white ones really looked terrific this year and so that’s about all I have.
I love to treat my deck and porch like rooms in the summer. I hang art and pull out this loveseat for a real room-like feel. I spent an entire day on Monday lying on this loveseat and reading; I even ended up taking a nap.
My favorite planter this year is this one with dusty miller, thyme, and a gardenia combo I have growing at the front door. The smell from those gardenias, my absolute favorite flower, is intoxicating. Of course, gardenias are an anuual in my climate, but at $4.98 at Target the price couldn’t be beat. I got four blooms (I doubt there is time to get any more). A single gardenia is about $8 at my florist so I think I got quite the deal. I’ll be sad to see this poor thing die come winter.