So...What with the removed viburnum opening up so much space, I've planted the Cecil Brunner climbing polyantha rose and have ordered at least a dozen iris rhizomes. I, of course, have plans for interplanting some narcissus this late fall, and then early next summer interplant rudbeckia. But....with all that empty space...I have this desire to have delphinium. Tall, blue delphinium. So...I was going to add to the faux terra cotta collection, and I have some fencing for discouraging chooks, so I decided to see if I could keep some gorgeous delphinia from obliteration by chook.
Oooo....Here. The 'Guardian Blue' is pictured. (My favorites are the 'Round Table' series....King Arthur, Guinevere, Galahad, Black Knight, Percival...)
In the process, I found out that real terra cotta pots are the same price as plastic faux terra cotta pots, so I now have two, with catch trays. One has a large blooming set of 'Guardian Blue' deliphiniums and a tall, deep red lobelia cardinalis. The other has one two smaller sets of delphiniums and a smallish penstamon in white with red trim.
Be forwarned...Delphiniums are demanding flowers. They demand lots of fertilizer and water and, subsequently, attention. They are not for the 'minimal care gardener'.