Thursday, April 30, 2009

A barrel full of color

barrel of craziness
We have several new barrels like this one throughout the garden. Two are home to columnar apples, and another will hold peppers and basil. But this one I nabbed for a riot of color. I think I've achieved that goal.

Along with many other fanatical gardeners, I'm on the Heuchera love train. These crazy intense colors may just have my name written all over them. Over-the-top, really. With over-the-top names like Peach Flambe, Peach Melba, Key Lime Pie and Sashay. Oh yes. Sashay away, you say, just like RuPaul. And you know I'll say that every time I walk by it on our back patio.

But there's not only heuchera in this barrel of fun. To read the names of all of the plants in this crazy barrel, click on the photo and see the labeling in Flickr. I can't wait to see how it will fill in. And the best part? These are all perennials or shrubs. Score!


A Lewis said...

I swear, this city is in FULL color and bloom right now. Amazing.

Heather said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Lelo. I needed that. And I love heuchera. My Isabelle and Toby are planted next to a Caramel variety. Being beagles, I figured they would enjoy always having food around.