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Sunday, June 1, 2014

1st 2014 Container Parade 3

Since we have more watering restrictions than normal, I cut back on the container plantings this year. 
I like to take photos of the containers through the growing season to show how they change.
This is part of the parade of containers for 2014.

This is the most boring container currently.  It contains caladium bulbs.   In the fall, I let the foliage die back, bring the container inside for the winter, sit it back out when the weather gets warm, water it, feed it and wait.  Eventually, it will have cool leaves.

caladium

6 comments:

  1. I had to go look up "caladium". (I'm so bad at remembering plant names!) Your container won't be boring for long.

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  2. A lady near our home sells caladium bulbs. I am tempted to try some!

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  3. GonSS, it's amazing how something so drab and turn into a beautiful display. Patience is truly a gardener's virtue, don't you think. Even for me there are times when it just takes too long for plants to grow and then poof they are up and blooming.

    We had a horrific wind storm blow through last night and power was off for about three hours. It rattled a few small sticks out of the sycamore tree in the front yard but other than that all is well. It flatten the potato plants but they will survive and knocked down the lettuce. All the caged plants like tomato and bell peppers made it through without damage. It's good that I didn't have the cucumbers out yet. All the potted plants waiting to be planted were in the back of my truck safely in the garage. I sure hope you got some of that rain as well. Final rain gauge check was 1.6 inches here. It's a good start for June's rain average.

    Have a great container parade day.

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  4. I predict this container won't be boring for long.

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  5. I desperately wanted us to have Caladium plants here since they are so colorful and gorgeous... BUT--I couldn't get them to grow here (too cool in spring)... I chose Hostas instead --which do GREAT...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. I love the container. It will not take long for those caladiums to bring it to life.

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