Monday, August 6, 2012

Plant Rescue #3 And Containers With Blooms

Rescued from the hot garden most recently:  a small amaryllis and some creeping jenny.

I'm hoping the amaryllis will one day be big enough to bloom.  It's been struggling in the heat so I'm moving it back inside.

The creeping jenny I bought on a whim this spring and put it in a container with some purple fountain grass in the back garden shrub border.  Big mistake.  It wouldn't stick a single leaf past the shade of the grass.  I don't know how well it will overwinter, but I'm going to give it a shot.

Here are two containers which will stay out until they finish the season with a frost.
A pink verbena on the left (the pink diascia it shared the container with perished in the heat.)
A purple wave petunia on the right.


  1. Your containers look good. Trying to remember if the amarylis have to be dug up in the fall or not and not sure. Here I'm pretty sure they do.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. I hope they both do very well. You are fortunate to have a nice place to over winter these. Have a nice week.

  3. Good choices on the Amaryllis and Creeping Jenny. I'm not sure how that will do indoors during winter but the Amaryllis will be fine. I'd just store it in the dark cool room. Pink verbena is a tough plant and grows as a native here in parts of our desert. If you are interested in hardier heat plants, try verbena, vinca, penta, dianthus, dahlia, gerbera or salvia. They will eat up your heat and sun:)

  4. Hi Sherlock,
    The Petunia Purple Wave and Verbena are looking good. The Amarylis does however look like it must have been struggling in that intense heat and dryness you are getting. It can't be easy for you, but the right thing to bring them indoors now for some TLC. It's really interesting to see how situations in the garden differ on both sides of the atlantic this year. Take care.

  5. Looking great! Thank you for letting me know about my site!

  6. It was nice to see the weather report last night. .that perhaps cooler temps are on their way. .for more than a day at a time. .maybe fall is on it's way after all!! We have a 30% chance of rain today. .hopeful!!


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