I’m excited about the new growth in the containers on my patio. When green emerges in the pots, I know spring isn’t far behind. Above is sedum autumn joy.
The mint has come back from last year.
Creeping jenny has emerged in quite a few pots. I love this plant because it is a “spiller.”
In a container plant, you typically want a thriller, a filler, and a spiller.
A thriller is a feature plant such as fountain grass. A filler is a plant that spreads out and fills the pot like petunia or daisies. And a spiller spills over the edge.
These three types of plants create a striking container garden.
As you can see the galvanized gardens have plants coming up. There is an ornamental grass coming up to your far left.
Various sedums are coming up in the other pots. And I’m seeing very small plants that I am hoping are black-eyed susan and cone flower.
This is clematis. I planted it a few years ago and it comes back nicely each year. It has white flowers.
A few hostas are now emerging from the soil in the blue raised garden.
I’m thinking about plants to fill in the containers and a few vines. I think I’d like passion vine and morning glory. Perhaps fountain grass because I love the texture for background interest.
For annuals I want petunia, verbena and daisies. I like to plant annuals to fill in around the perennials. And probably a few others I haven’t thought of yet.
I always plant herbs, and on my list are my yearly favorites: pineapple sage and lemon verbena.
My chives didn’t freeze, so I already have fresh chives for baked potatoes. I’ll probably plant oregano, lemon grass and salvia.
I will plant a few vegetables. At least one tomato plant, and I’m also considering a few others for fresh summer veggies.
And Jade is showing tiny green nubs on her branches!
So that’s what’s going on on my patio. What’s happening in your garden?