I am such a cream puff that after a mere few minutes in the heat and humidity I'm running back to the shade and a tall glass of water.
|This is another plant I wasn't too thrilled with, I think it's called Stokes aster and I planted it from seed in 2010. The plants overwintered and though the flower itself is lovely, I'm not too thrilled with the two foot tall height and overall scraggly/straggly appearance of this plant. I pulled out about three quarters of my crop two weeks ago, but left a few here and there on the Pachyberm.|
|It is a pretty flower if it weren't attached to a gigantic weedy-looking plant.|
And wouldn't you know, I had a garden visitor come through this afternoon who just went gaga over the aster! She was so taken with it that I wished I hadn't pulled it out (I would have dug them out for her and she could have taken a carload home.)
I think the 'Bubblegum Pink' petunia is the most amazing one I've ever grown. Ernie the Urn is a big space to fill and a mere three petunias are doing the job nicely.
|We do have this section done. Sort of. I still have plants to remove though.|
Ok, enough on the messy project, here's a view I liked better.
We have one day left of the weekend to get as much done as possible so we don't keep disappointing our garden visitors. I've been trying to steer visitors away from the formal mess until it's done.
The view from the pagoda is much better. I don't even see any weeds!