Succulents make eye-catching container plants because they’re easy to grow and they can be found in most any retail center. I really love how you can grow succulents just about any where!
Angelia Stonecrop and Desert rose Kalanchoe on my deck this summer
A Few Things To Remember For Successful Growing
- Make sure container has proper drainage.
- Protect your container from all danger of frost as autumn approaches.
- Succulent containers love a full sun windowsill in the winter months indoors.
- Do not over water – they love to grow on the dry side!
ENJOY …. and be sure to post lots of photos of your container on Twitter, Google, Facebook adding #gardenchat hashtag so we can all see!
Do you ever get in a rut and you just can’t think gardening? What inspired you to get in the garden? If you follow my shares about gardening daily you will find it hard to believe that sometimes I get ‘burned’ out and just can’t think about design in my garden. You won’t want to miss #gardenchat ( Twitter chat forum) tonight when the guest host is HGTV gardens.
I’m really excited because the topic is ‘Gardening Rut – Where do you turn?’
and I know it will totally inspire anyone who Tweets in!
Let’s teach our kids about Earth Day by having a Plant Party! The month of April is a time to celebrate Earth Day as well as bring awareness to the many different houseplants that are kid friendly. My #LittleHelper Having Fun Decorating The Plant Party Container The ‘O2 four You’ program by Costa Farms is […]
Have you ever grown anything with no soil? I was inspired by a photo on Google+ this morning by Nancy Wallace (Garden Consultation) to try growing my amaryllis in a glass container with no soil. I had seen images of bulbs growing this way before in a few popular home magazines but have never actually […]
One of the freshest and uplifting scents in nature is that of the conifer; Any cone-bearing tree. Who doesn’t enjoy a walk in a wooded area loaded with evergreens and pines? I don’t remember the story of why trees like the Douglas Fir were picked as the ‘official’ Christmas tree but if I were to […]
I’ve got the houseplant for you ….. Seriously! A few weeks ago my Twitter friend @queen_elisheba and I were chatting about how we both would like to grow more plants indoors. It wasn’t until I started moving plants indoors to protect from the cooler temperatures that I realized I had the perfect plant for newbies […]
In a matter of seconds the Weather Channel App completely rescheduled my gardening agenda for this week. Who would have imagined the forecast would have temperatures in the 30′s this soon in September after the wacky patterns Mother Nature had been delivering this year. I think I must have checked that @weatherchannel reading on my […]
There is nothing more fragrant then the fresh bloom of the gardenia plant. This beautiful species caught my eye back in late winter last year when I was a guest of Costa Farms to view the amazing trial gardens in Miami, Florida where their greenhouse are located. One thing I’ve learned as a photographer is […]
My very first citrus shrub that was gifted from Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg,Ohio. I had just completed a photo assignment in 2009 for a project I was doing for Garden World Report featuring some of my favorite garden centers and what they were doing during the holiday season. You can find out more about […]
Being a Mom has been a pretty cool gig… especially when we can play in the garden soil together. A few years back I came across these really neat hanging baskets that had clips on them that could attach to the side of a deck. The first thing I thought of was the railing on […]
Plenty of sharing going on the gardening social networks about mixing your veggie with some favorite annuals in the garden. I love this share by Jenny Peterson titled “Mix it up with Edibles and Ornamentals” over at the Proven Winners Gardening Blog Site. If you have yet to check out the awesome team of garden […]
It’s that time of year when the Midwest is participating in the race against time to beat old man winters arrival. One of the many tasks during this time is to prepare the containers for winter storage. With most of today’s container designs they are easy to move indoors or just leave outdoors. However, with […]