I just had to show a picture of the flower pots on my deck. Every year I cut them back and put them under cover for the winter. I water them a few times and in the spring when it warms the perennials start to grow. That’s when I decide how many new plants I need to buy and how many have made it through to bloom again.
It’s usually a mixed bag. Sometimes they turn out well, sometimes not. But this year it was a total surprise. This is a set of three pots pushed together in a triangular shape against the deck railing. The beautiful blue-green grasses are from last year, as are the tall grey foliage. The low angular branching plants are new to me but they just went crazy taking off in all directions and visually tying the three pots together.
The coleus planted in each pot just adds a jewel tone here and there. Shades of ruby, lemon yellow and green blend with the petunias and inpatients. I love the pots this year. What do you do for flower pots?