This hollow tree trunk almost finished it's life in the compost yard. Last year, old chestnut trees were cut down and new planted in a nearby street. I got two of these hollow trunks that will serve as planters. I only need to widen up the hollow a bit.
To my great surprise, the old Horse Chestnut trees (Aesculus hippocastanum) were replaced by gorgeous Red Chestnut (Aesculus carnea) which is now in full bloom. The lane look very nice.
Yesterday new plants arrived from the Decora nursery. As I worked there some years ago, the owner always fill up generously my order with bonus plants. This is the list of new arrivals in my garden:
Hemerocallis 'Dragon's Eye' - gorgeous!
Hemerocallis 'Avant Garde'
Solidago 'Golden Mosa'
Astilbe 'Prof. van der Wielen'
Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker'
Lots of sweet work for Saturday!
Image credit: Dave's garden