On May 1, 2010, I planted 3 window boxes. The photos below document the progress of these 3 boxes just 7 days later:
[L. to R.]Torenia (violet moon hybrid), Nemesia (Angleart Pear), Gerbera, and a blue pansy.
The photos are beginning to show a need for the first trimback on spent flowers.
I am pleased to see that most of these plants have weathered the first week very well.
A few adjustments will be made to the plantings in the next week or so. This will will in any gaps. Did I say "gaps"? Some of these look a bit overplanted, especially for the first week.
The lovely pale yellow Calibrachoa (Cabaret Yellow) has charmed me and I returned to the nursery for additional colors.
That dahlia is actually a lovely orange, though it appears "peach" here. Same for the Gerbera.
My alyssum did not do very well. I had two 4-packs and most of them look pretty dead thus far.
Here in the last shot, croton, zinnia and gerbera. I was inspired to use the foliage plants instead of flowers for my center speciman plants. So far, I am really liking that concept.
Schlumbergera seedling no. 120
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