I’ve made a lot of progress in the patio gardens. This galvanized garden, or at least that’s what I call it, is filling out nicely.
There is of course lots of green and several colors in this container. Geraniums, daisies and verbena, just to name a few.
I go out each evening and see if I need to dead-head flowers or snip a bit. Don’t let your plants get leggy. Cut them back and they will start to show more bushy growth.
I have been cutting the plants back regularly so that they will look their best.
Charlie on the patio:
Charlie Ross is having a little rest. You can see my bad grooming job. I found out I was going the wrong way with the clippers.
I think I may need to take them back to the groomer who will give them a more professional cut!
A mixture of both flowers and herbs in a container has always looked pleasing to me. And the different scents mixing together is even better.
Sometimes I add ornamental grasses to the mix for height and texture.
Dogs & herbs:
Abi’s having a little herbal snack. They go right for the herbs when their tummy is hurting. And that’s okay for the most part. Most herbs are just fine for dogs to munch on.
But make sure you read up on them before you put them where your dogs can nibble on them. You don’t want them to get into something toxic.
So as you see, you can grow lush gardens in containers. All it takes is minimal maintenance and watering. It has been raining, so that helps.
Don’t discount a container garden over one planted in the ground. Container gardens can be just as pretty. You can place them in various areas depending on light and shade.
And the best part is that they’re easier to care for.