We did not have the season that comes after winter and before summer this year. It just didn't happen for Omaha, Nebraska. Sure, we had a couple gorgeous days here and there, but a season? Nope.
It was a bad year for pachysandra, a bad year for my boxwood topiaries, and a bad year for impatiens. Not to mention my terra-cotta pot! (crumbled)
So finally, now that it's nearing mid-June, I am posting my annual patio and pots post. It was a long time coming, and I'm glad I can cross it off the list.
As you can see, I'm still obsessed with boxwood and ivy!
I was forced to rethink my impatiens beds. Have you heard? About the fungus? I experienced the fungus first hand last year before July 4th. My huge beds of impatiens in the backyard were doomed. They were alive one day and dead the next. And Vickie Lea said very casually, "Oh yes, apparently there's a fungus." She then informed me that I would probably never have impatiens again. So here's the new plan: Two variations of
The boxwood topiaries have all been replaced… all six of them. My potted boxwoods, in various shapes and sizes, have lived for years in their pots through the winter months, but that luck also ended this year. I lost every single one of them.
Even Carolyne Roehm experienced major damage and loss in the boxwood department as she reported on her blog...
I love how that turned out.
(Thanks to Sharon and Ginny for your expertise! I mistakenly called the coleus in my flower beds, caladium... I KNEW those weren't caladium! Thank goodness I've got smarter people than me who are nice enough to write!)
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