Since I bought all of those plants over the weekend, I figured I should just go ahead and get them planted.
The summer tender plants made a wonderful display. This is how the patio grouping looked in early August.
But now all of the fancy echeverias and agave have been moved into the green house. They don't like getting too wet and the winter makes them shiver to death.
Tom had taken cuttings from the big geranium on the left, so we'll just let that stay until the frost takes it. The coleus and petunias were shutting down and looking bedraggled, so they are now in the compost bin along with the potato vines. The canna has been removed to the greenhouse as well.
I stuffed the big center pot with plants that will winter over,
And now it all looks like this.
Another big patio pot has lost its summer look, too, and is now stuffed with new purchases.
We put away the rainbow umbrella and the last oil cloth table covering.
Now it's all cleaned up and ready for the cedar tree to start dumping on it. In the meantime we'll enjoy a simpler look.