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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Container Gardening

This is my container garden by the front door. I showed it a while back, when I planted it, and took this picture this morning to show how it is filling out. I'm pretty happy with it. The reason I did this was because I don't like to drag the hose over there to water all the time. I also was thinking of those pesky J. beetles, who will be visiting soon, and finding out last year that they don't bother succulents. I had succulents in so many places around the yard...planters that I brought into the garage for the winter, so I decided to put them all in a couple of containers that won't have to be stored in the garage, hence less work for me.....and I'm all for that.
I was out early, fertilizing everything. The tomatoes are growing and the herbs are really taking off this year. Joe planted a few cucumber seeds just behind my tomato trellis....thinking that they will climb the back of the trellis along with the tomatoes. Everything is within reach of our new lightweight hose......but that darn thing kinks so badly, it's almost more work than it is worth. First I bought a hose and it had a hole in it, so Joe took it back and got what he thought was a better one. Well, I wouldn't give two cents for this one. Do they make a lightweight hose that doesn't kink...I wonder. I will recommend the Miracle Grow feeder that attaches to the hose. It works great, and if you don't have too big a garden...it is well worth the money spent. So easy to fertilize now.....if the mixture can get through that kinked hose :)
Well, I got my outside work done for today and it's only 9am. I'm going to work down the basement these next hot days...straightening up my art area and doing something with my ivy plants. They are growing by leaps and bounds and almost covering the table top. I have to put them in some sort of a topiary shape.
Have a great day. Check out those eagle babies...they are so big and and will be fledging soon. They just had a meal of trout which Dad brought in. http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles


Lona said...

Your container of succulents is growing and filling out fast.Have a wonderful week and weekend ahead. Sounds like it is going to be a scorcher.

Zoey said...

I just hate those kinky hoses! We bought two a couple of years ago at Big lots and they kinked so badly that we ended up throwing them out after only a few weeks. What a waste of hard-earned money.

I love your tripe-tiered succulent planter. I am all for making it easier to water.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I caught my breath when I saw your planter..Oh Balisha! I would love to try and make something like that..so different and so beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

garden girl said...

I LOVE your succulents container, Balisha! What a clever idea to stack the pots like that!