I did not realize how behind this season was until I was looking through my pictures from last year. The lilies were in full bloom, and the daylilies were approaching peak bloom. This year they are just beginning to flower. My pots around the pool were triple the size they are this year.
Above, one of two cosmos pots. Each contain 2 'Psyche White Picotee', 2 'White Seashells' cosmos and a clump each of 'Rosie O'Day' and 'Carpet of Snow' alyssum.
Above, one of four matching pots along the west strip of the pool. 'Summer Jewels Red' salvia, 'Moonsong Deep Orange' marigold, 'Fresh Look Yellow' celosia, 'Zahara Double Fire' zinnia, 'Merlin Blue Morn' petunia and 'Carpet of Snow' alyssum.
Above, 'Pampas Plume' celosia and 'Zahara Double Cherry' zinnias.
Above, one of two matching pots. 'Zahara Double Cherry' zinnia, 'Fresh Look Red' celosia and 'Merlin Blue Morn' petunia.
Above, 'Black Sea Man' tomato surrounded by a carpet of arugula. The arugula was sowed 9 days ago and will be ready to pick soon!