What a coincidence that just yesterday,
I blogged about my favorite shade-loving flowers, the impatiens . . .
. . . because JUST yesterday, I read that
there is a very serious virus which is affecting impatiens!
It’s called Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus.
“They” say that you can put them in containers + be okay . . .
. . . but not in the ground, as they will contaminate the soil!
Has anyone else heard this?
Even though I didn’t know about any virus at the time,
I managed to bring home a ^^couple flats of Torenia^^,
which several of my gardening friends have since suggested
as an impatiens substitute.
It is commonly known as the ‘Wishbone’ flower.
Look carefully at the closeup. I see a wishbone, don’t you?
And now for some container combinations featuring Torenia:
Speaking of shade, our house’s 4 yet-to-be-filled window boxes face north + get no sun:
I think I’ve found this year’s window box combination of flowers:
Aaron Caladium (white + leafy) — I’ve chosen these in the past + love them!
Diamond Frost Euphorbia (lacy white) — never had it but always admired it.
Summer Wave Blue Torenia.
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‘Wave’ definitely means trailing, when it comes to flowers — haven’t we all heard of ‘Wave’ petunias?
Nobody loves the ^^antique urn^^ more than I do.
I just love antique ANY-thing in the garden!
Disclaimer: some gardening snobs turn up their noses at petunias,
claiming they’re ‘too common’.
But seriously. I think the containers in these photographs transcend ‘common’!
What say ye?
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But I digress.
I think it’s now time to grab my credit card + head to the garden center!
See you there!