Welcome to the 286th Metamorphosis Monday!
We’ve been having spring-like weather all this week, crazy weather for the middle of July. The cooler temps have been a nice respite from the heat. The garden I put in around the mailbox several months ago has been thriving in the milder temps.
I thought for this Met Monday I’d share a how’s it changed over the past six weeks. Here’s how it looked right after the flowers were planted.
Remember the tropical Curcuma I decided to try in this spot? See it there on the left?
Today the garden looks like this.
The Vinca has taken off, so glad several folks recommended it for this area. It has been a long time since I used Vinca in an annual bed and it is loving the full sun. It’s a great annual for summer if you have a flower bed that gets full sun.
The Stella ‘De Oro daylilies are starting to play out a bit after blooming their heart out all spring.
The Dharuma hydrangea is doing well too, especially considering I don’t hand water this garden as often as I probably should.
The Curcuma is doing very well, especially since I didn’t realize it was a “part-sun” plant when I purchased it. It’s holding its own in this “full-sun” garden.
I noticed some of the lower/older leaves are kind of curling, but overall it’s doing well and is blooming like crazy!
I think I’ll dig it up this fall/winter before freezing temps arrive to see if I can overwinter it in a container. I would love to use it again in the garden next spring/summer and I’m pretty sure it would never survive our winter outdoors. Anyone else growing a Curcuma in the garden? How about a Dharuma hydrangea?
Looking forward to all the great Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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