Monday, August 8, 2011

Sadly Neglected

Is it just me, or about this time of the summer season, no matter what you do container plants seem to whither up and die?


Witness, the two container plants by my front door.

Well, I will admit, that they were not watered for a week, while I was in Florida helping my niece paint her cabinets.  They were sadly neglected :-(

Since we have two more months of summer weather here in NC, I decided to replace them with something new.  Not quite fall like, but the taller grasses will blend in with mums later, in October.


Much better, don't you think?


Welcome Home,
Penny


33 comments:

  1. ANything would look great with that fabulous red door... Anything!

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  2. By this time of year I'm longing for fall. Everything is so dry here too. Maining keeping the few pots of flowers maintained and letting the yard fend for itself. I like your front door, pretty color.

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  3. My flowers are looking a bit sad too. The extreme heat we have had this summer hasn't helped. I like the grasses you used, they have a late summer/early fall feel and I can see them with pumpkins and gourds too:>)

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  4. The containers look very pretty! Great job choosing just the right plants!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane

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  5. This definitely freshened up your entry.
    This was your second planting-I just put my hanging baskets out for the first time last week.I'm really late this year in getting in gear!

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  6. I agree. I am losing all of my container plants even though I water them. Yours new ones look great. See you this week!

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  7. Great choice. I am in Nebraska at present and just hate to think about what my plants look like about now in all the heat they've had back home in Virginia.

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  8. Hi Penny,
    The heat here in Modesto Ca has been dreadful too..the poor plants really do suffer with the heat..Your new plants looks so happy! I love your front door color...love the RED!
    How fun you saw Smokey! ya he does look great! I think a man in a suit just looks so handsome! nice change from jeans and tee-shirts..
    Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth and (Henri)

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  9. Much better! I like the height.

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  10. I love the color, too! Perfect for your entrance! ♥

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  11. Love your urns and the height of the tall grass. I have that very same doormat. I am in love with that red door!!! LOL

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  12. You know Penny, I can't put anything real in my front door urns cuz they bake in the sun all day. Right now they are empty..last year I had fakes. I do put pumpkins in for the fall and little christmas trees when it is that time. Your look great now.

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  13. What a disappointment, Penny, but the new blooms look fantastic. We have had so much heat that my flowers have petered out a bit, too. Sometimes water doesn't even help.

    I hope you had a great trip!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. It is hard with container plants when you go away unless you have someone to water them every day for you. The changed out plants look wonderful!

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  15. That looks great! Perfect to transition into fall. I must confess that some of my pot plants went in the trash weeks ago. We are on Day 44 over 100...not much hope for pots.

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  16. Penny, I know how difficult it is to keep things looking good in this summer heart. Your choice of the tall grasses looks great and will definitely transition into fall.

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  17. We've had 110' here so I've just let some of mine die. I can't keep up with watering them all twice a day. I'll replant once the 100' breaks.

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  18. Hahahaha...thank you for your honesty! Sweet Penny, they certainly do look great now.

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  19. You just reminded me that I didn't water my hanging fuschia today. I was out the door too early to think about it! I love your new plants in the planters by your door. I think they reflect the color of your door!
    ~Adrienne~

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  20. So pretty Penny!! That red grass has always been a favorite of mine. Martina

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  21. These look great! And like you said, will look nice with mums. Oh, I heard on the radio today that the Tiffany lamp collection is on display at Biltmore through Oct. 23rd. Sounds like a neat exhibit. Love & blessings from NC!

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  22. I really like the new look, the height and the color does something visually that is perfect.

    Darla

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  23. Watering my plants has turned into a part time job! Every summer I say I won't buy as many and every spring I see all the pretty flowers and I am watering twice a day in August. But they are so pretty!
    denise

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  24. Much better! Lovely! I have to go out and water my pots every day sometimes twice a day with this heat!

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  25. Much better and very pretty! I had to smile at your dead ones! This heat has been really bad and it's hard to keep container plants happy.

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  26. just beautiful! send some of that heat down our way please! i am over winter....

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  27. ahhhh yes Penny, much better. It is this time of year when everything starts looking a bit sad and weepy. I am ready for some happy yellow pansies.

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  28. I always hope a neighbor or two will water my outdoor flowers when I go away. I always do it for them :)

    I'm looking forward to mums and pumpkin time!

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  29. I'm a huge urn fan and your are great. You picked a nice combination of plants for them. They really brighten you porch and look ready for Fall. I'm so ready for Fall.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  30. Looks great......I'm losing all my plants..no matter what I do. It is so HOT in Savannah!!!

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  31. Oui, much better. Love the grasses. Plants in containers need so much attention. Ours either get too much sun or not enough or we forget to water them.

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  32. I like the grasses in your urns, Penny! Yes, mine are pretty sad looking, too, but I have noticed that when it is a little cooler or we have rain, some of them seem to be rejuvenating themselves.

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