Here it is Thanksgiving week and I can hardly believe I’m showing off annuals, in pots – still. They’re the container plantings that Homestead Annuals Manager Kerry Kelley helped me with back in April, and that you saw again at mid-summer.
Not all the plants are still here, though – I removed a couple to make room for a red cabbage – because mixing ornamentals and edibles is ever-so practical, right? Except that this cabbage has clearly fed the cabbage loopers and no one else. Next year I’ll try some Bt, or switch to spinach, a fall crop that the loopers disdain like kids and broccoli. But look at those Cali’s, will ya? That’s the nickname for Calibrachoas, which I won’t even try to remember.
Some night soon this nonhardy Euphorbia will bite the dust – or I could bring it indoors and use it to doll up some pointsettias. (Photos of that combination coming soon).