Daredevil annuals for Wednesday bloom day...it's been threatening to freeze off and on lately, but my desire to get my annuals planted got the best of me last weekend. Geez I hope I don't come to regret it! I wasn't even going to buy any just yet, but I was at Walmart, and, you know.... ;) So it all started with this pretty peach daisy...and I thought "Wow that's pretty! And look at that orange-y geranium, they'd look like sherbert together (I actually don't have a sweet tooth). So I got onto a monochromatic tangent, like colors but different plants. I've never done this before, but the shopping was fun!Once I got them home, I was anxious to get a grouping going, so I started with the daisy and the oranges. Sorry I can't remember all the plants, but I'm not at home right now. (I'll edit them in later.) But there's the daisey plus a small pumpkin-y mum, pansy, marigold, and portulaca plus whatever I cannot remember. These containers may look sparse, but not only are fewer and smaller plants more economical, but I get to watch them grow, and for me that's the whole point. I don't want the super lush, finished look immediately. I want to enjoy the progression, then look around and enjoy the lush results in August. Odd I guess, but I gotta be me! :)
Here I got some red going, with red and white lantana (I think) in the back, petunias, and a pansy. More sparse, but there's a jewelweed seedling in there, which will hopefully take up a lot of room later! I may add something else eventually, too....especially if I'm weak to a good clearence sale!