I sometimes use spikes for a center focal point, but I think tall flowers, like canna and calla lilies, are more interesting. As you can see from the photos, some of the callas worked better than others. Because I'm in zone 6A, I'll pull out the bulbs, store inside and reuse next summer.
With all the rain we've had this year, our containers are a bright spot. They're managing the weather much better than the veg plots!
|This garden is planted in my grandmother's old canner. |
Love those spiral doo-dads (can't recall the name) to the back right.
|The bright orange mini canna is just getting ready to bloom.|
|The rain caused some of the petunia foliage to yellow. I really like the dark callas.|
|If I lived in a warmer clime, I'd add them to the landscape.|
|The rain has caused a bug explosion, causing damage to the sweet potato vines.|
|These lillies didn't grow as tall. Hoping for a better showing next year.|
|Tall lillies! Love the colors in this arrangement.|