I am fairly well pleased with my front porch right now. Even though I have had to make some changes in the pots this summer, the plants have finally filled out some.
The Impatiens have slowed down in their blooming; I think because it has been so hot.
Red is not my first choice for my main plantings, but it was too hot for the plants I had originally planted in the pots for the summer. So, I put in the Salvia coccinea because I had them already and I thought they would do better.
Don't get me wrong. I do like Salvia coccinea very much! It's a great plant and it helps draw the hummers to my garden. It puts up with a lot and it reseeds freely, so I should have more next year.
I initially had Black-eyed Susan vines in the pots, also, but it was too hot for them as well. When I transplanted them out, I transplanted in Cypress Vines. I just love how they look and plan to use them again next year.
I absolutely adore my "new" blue shutters! A few months ago, my very sweet brother came to visit for a couple of days and took down the red shutters, washed them, and then we started painting them blue. I am still working on finishing up the project, but I have gotten a few of them back up. Having them blue makes such a lovely difference for me; I can't even begin to tell you how much!
Have a beautiful day!
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