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Transition from Spring to Summer Containers

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Early Spring Bulbs cheerfulness of tulips and pansies ect. Photo on April 3rd this year.

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New containers are being set up ....

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Various tried out ...

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Less is more. I wanted a few focal point objectives here.

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The floating pier is subjected to wind and boater's man made waves from time to time. So DH and I decided to secure the pot in place. The pot is accessorized with water resevoir hooked up to an irrigation system hidden from view.

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To the side, the other containers were added. Mandevilla vine is a must for summer color as I begun to work on my 'Tropical Garden' to our back yard.

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Tulips containers in the front lawn....

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Placement of various annuals/tropical perennials plantings on April 6th. Tallest plant (in the middle) is variegated Penta for the butterflies. Red and Blue annuals of aromatic 'Scarlet' Nemesia. And 'Poetry Blue' Nemesia. Other trailing plants such as verbena to "pick up" the color of the pot, spikes likes Salvias 'Lady in Red' and a salmon color salvia to soften down the hot colors of both the Nemesia and Penta. Both hummingbirds and butterflies frequent this container quite a bit thus far.

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My little Xeric garden in early April.

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Indoor too, container gardening is at its peak. 'AppleBlossom' Amaryllis in bloom 1st week of April.

Your comments are welcome, I'll return for more development at a later time. Happy gardening.

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The Pentas et al container a week later...

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The same container, and some transplanted Cannas.

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Other hanging baskets are filling out as spring is underway for us in the Southern States.

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You do know as well as I know, Pelicans do not stay here in Central Alabama. But by jorge, they do stop by on their way during migration. ^_^

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That was the bonus of gardening by the water ... one can see these migratory birds;

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Clematis too will do well in container planting. Photo 4/10/11

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Another Clematis in large container.

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Nelly Moser Clematis.

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The Tulips containers in mid-April.

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The front garden at that time was calling for a make-over.

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Lotus in a tub was barely breaking dormancy the latter part of April;

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Birds are nesting in the garden. Ducks too are looking for nesting sites.

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...will return for more containers planting.

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Lotus were growing as the water temp. even with the air temperature.

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Datura in container begun blooming in late April.

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Close up of the double blooming datura.

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First of May;

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One of the evergreen passionflora in container grown.

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1st week of May;

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May 9th 2011

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Moment later.

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Another location.

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The revision of the front garden was underway then.

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Family of Canadian Geese.

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Mid-May Lotus was getting taller.

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More Datura bloom, these flowers will continue to bloom all through summer.

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I couldn't resist sharing some of the photos of water fowls and their activity while I worked in the garden.

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Another photo.

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1st week of May, Desert Rose initiated its first blooms. The plant is frost tender, but loves the hot summer outdoor here. Currently it's outdoor hopeful the next flush of blooms will return soon.

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May 18th first noticed Lotus buds were being formed;

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