Today’s photos come from Dusanka Marusic.
I wanted to go tropical in New York for our son’s wedding. This end-of-summer garden came together with some last-minute tweaking. Oleander and elephant ears won’t make it to spring in our zone. I’ll try to dig them out and see if I have any luck saving them. The morning glory seeds went wild and overtook the climbing hyacinth beans. The holly took hold and offers privacy from the busy street traffic. The native river birch frame both sides of the property.
I added the fall planters for the wedding and went digging and cutting from the back garden to add to the planters. I also added more plants from NYC flower market finds.
A huge white-flowered morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea, annual). Easily grown from seed, morning glories will quickly cover a structure with foliage and flowers.
Close-up of the morning glory flowers.
A holly hedge provides privacy screening for this beautiful brick patio area.
Planters filled with arrangements made from cuttings from the garden are augmented with finds from a little flower-market shopping.
Close-up of one of the arrangements.
Tropical elephant ears (Colocasia, Zones 8–10) and white-flowered annuals make perfect tropical wedding décor.
Close-up of the planting.
Wedding guests are not the only visitors, as a monarch butterfly stops by for a little refueling.
More about creating fall containers
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