Cast Iron Urn Planted 2020: Blue Salvia, Wave Petunia and Foxtail Fern


Documenting here, in the [garden diary] our front yard cast iron urn that I've planted the past few years.  I bought it off of Craigslist from a lady in LaGrange in the Spring of 2018 and we've kept it adjacent to our driveway ever since.  I'm not sure it is the best location, but for a variety of reasons, it has stayed put.  One change this year:  it is now sitting on top of a larger, square paver to give it a proper base.

Here's what we had in the urn last year - which was a bit more colorful.

This year, there are three plants in the container - with two of them being replicated from our backyard container that is based on a color pattern we saw in Paris at Luxembourg Gardens.

This has a larger Blue Salvia (Salvia farinacea), in front a red Wave petunia, and tucked into the upper left is a small Foxtail Fern.  We've had Foxtail Ferns in containers the past few years and have had mixed results - depending on how tightly we've packed them into the containers.  I've found that if we give them some room to breath - instead of crowding them into their containers, they seem to be happier - perhaps due to having more soil to allow for water absorption?

A few days ago, I posted a photo of the purple Coral Bells that we had in this container last year - and mentioned that we typically swap these Summer flowers out for Mums come Fall - or more recently those cool purple spikey flowers called Celosia Intez that I posted about in Fall of 2018.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Lou Malnati's Salad Dressing Recipe as Published in the 60's

Lou Malnati's Sweet Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

August Is Mirai Sweet Corn Season