The other day I chanced to look out my window – something caught my eye. It turned out to be the complex manager, and she was showing a prospective client around the property. Both of them were pointing toward my unit as they walked up the sidewalk. I had that momentary sense of panic. “Oh no, I’m in trouble!” Then I saw them nod their heads and smile, and I realized that they were talking about my garden, and I had that momentary sense of panic, “Oh no! My garden is kind of like a selling point!” Pressure! Now I want to make extra sure it stays nice looking.
It was a nice day Sunday when I went out to take pictures.
A bit on the warm side but not unbearable.
Things are looking fairly healthy, although I am calling a post mortem on one of my lavender plants. The bit of green it had on it is gone now. Maybe I can get to the garden center and get something else soon. The other lavender is still making a concerted effort to survive, yay!
The pink polka dot plants seem to be taking off, though. Whew! I was a little nervous about them because I’ve only seen them as indoor plants in years past. But, they’ll work as outdoor annuals I suppose.
My happy pot. I’ve lost a coleus and sweet alyssum from this one too but I’m hoping what remains will fill in as the season progresses.
The mixed pansy pot. I have 3 yellows, 2 whites, and a burgundy. In the front patch, I tried to keep the pansies all one color to a pot, but one of the plants bloomed a different color than the rest. I hate when that happens! Now my sense of balance is all messed up. A pot of all purple with one burgundy, it’s distracting! I’m thinking of trading a white and a yellow to each of the purple pots so they’re at least even. Then this pot would have 2 burgundy, 3 purple, and a yellow. But at least then my front pots would match and I could make a nice pattern in this pot. Yes, I know I’m weird.
That’s my garden this week! How’s yours growing?
To see all my pictures from the garden this week, you can click either the link or the image below.
Thanks for looking!