Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer Color

Summer is a tricky time of year to garden in Southern California. Long runs of sunshine and high temperatures mean more beach time, as opposed to more weed pulling time. In between, breaks of cooler days bring our coastal marine layer and ideal gardening weather.

These color packs are destined for a handful of terracotta pots and troughs to add color to the patio. Included are three long-time favorites -- impatiens, begonia and coleus -- and one new find -- melapodium. This sun-lover has petite, yellow daisy-like flowers that resemble miniature zinnias, should flower well into the fall, and fit in perfectly with the other bright blossoms they'll be sharing space with.


  1. I love that combination of fiery colors!

  2. LOVE your easy and so pretty container gardening, Amanda! This is an especially love mix of plants & flowers you have here... Mini zinna--so sweet, love zinnas! Happy Day :o) (HUGS))