I tend to only take photos of successes.
But just so I never forget, and to give you fair warning -
here are the celosia (boooo hisssss) I planted for some annual highlighting this year.
In my own defense, they were $0.50 per cell pack.
Pretty cheap annuals, but definitely NOT worth it. That's it!
I'm swearing off celosia for good.
Who can resist those fluorescently brainiac beauties?
Other garden failures for this year, since I'm making my garden confession:
- planting my limelight in too deep shade. they don't look like this at all.
causing them to mildew in the ugliest way.
- planting that other salvia in containers and thinking it would all turn out differently this year
just because i chose purple and melon. that's it!!
I'm swearing off (that other) salvia for good!!!
- nicotinia - how dismal. maybe it was positioned too close to that other salvia.
- and sadly, my most shameful confession.
i tried delphinium again, this time in a container.
OK ... and 4 (FOUR) other plants in the garden beds - they were on clearance.
now they are menacing brown clumps of former stems, landscape eyesores.
but no. i can never swear off delphinium.
my ridiculous cottage garden ambitions will not allow it.
maybe someday i'll learn the trick to raising delphinium, but until then, i'll have
false indigo to keep me company.