Her landscape in lush Virginia was the pride of the neighborhood, however it is a real challenge keeping plants blooming until August 13 (the wedding day) in our thirsty desert. Mom tirelessly makes the half hour drive from her place to ours almost daily to water, prune, and fertilize.
She was anxious to see how mandavilla grew in Utah so she planted two of these tropical plants. They certainly don't do as well as they do in Virginia, but the blooms are still impressive.
At first I was a bit skeptical when Mom pulled these blond baskets out of the back seat of her car, but they prove to be ideal containers for colorful impatiens. I love how they look nestled in amongst the bishop's weed and aspen trees.
We dragged this galvanized steel barrel and old wooden boxes out from under our deck--surprisingly perfect vessels for more Summer blooms.
Thanks so much Mom!