Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Enjoying pot culture...... .....no sillies! Here, this coleus is demonstrating what I mean-plants often enjoy growing in pots, and many annuals are utilized this way.
I prefer containerizing annuals, even these tomatoes in the wash tub-keeps them up and away from most varmints, although there's not room for many plants in here, especially once they get growing.This impatiens balfourii really seems to enjoy its', thermos home...
....despite the stem repair done earlier this season....hey, bandages aren't just for humans!Many perennials seem to enjoy pot culture, too....like this 'Golden Tiara' hosta...

....and this 'Dragon's Blood' sedum (even the volunteer grass matches!)........this hosta, "I-forgot-the-name", has been in this pot for three years...

.....and check out my lamium, who's "pinch-hitting" as a late-season replacement for the poor deer-ravaged annual that was here earlier. We'll see if it winters over...
...like this 'Japanese Painted Fern' has survived for 5 years in this metal pot! I don't mulch or move these pots for cold weather, either.
This hosta, "unnamed variegated that came with the house", has been in this shallow pot for 6 years....

....heck, even my water garden enjoys container life!
These two pots are a combo of something old and something new....
....this heuchera (no name on the tag) was part of a pre-planted pot I got on sale earlier, so I plopped in this Spanish lavender. They seem to get along well, so I'll leave them go and see if heuchera comes back, and/or lavender re-seeds...
...and this is 'Flame Grass' that wintered over last year, along with volunteer violas and columbines...heck, this grass chose his own "pot-mates"! I guess the consensus around my place is that pot culture is the way to go!




10 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Uh oh, it's official, Lisa has gone potty! - running and ducking -

Love that Lamium, such a pretty colour!

I used to grow Hostas in pots too, that way very little or no slug damage.

Frankly my dear, your tomatoes look pathetic, come have a look at mine. ;-)

lisa said...

Heh...I don't know which looks tastier-your "enormous" strawberry, or the "huge" tomato! Never knew about the reduction in slug damage with pots...I'm lucky to get very little slug action overall, but good to know!

mmw said...

God, I hate Coleus.... or I thought I did until just now. Very nice.

Laurie & Chris said...

Everything looks very healthy in there "pots" columbine is one of my favs!!

Ki said...

"Check it out.."

Bob said...

Love the tie in with cheech and chong. I'm still giggling :) From what I've heard pot does well in pots, Not that I would have any expierence with it.
Got to go, All of a sudden I have a chase of the Munchies.
Take care, BOB

lisa said...

MMW-Yea, I go back and forth about coleus myself, this one was a fairly unique color so I decided it was good for this spot.

Laurie & Chris-Thanks! Columbine is a fav of mine, too...foliage and flowers both.

Ki-Duuude!

Bob-Heh...I hear that about pot, too. Seems like the "High Times" magazine my BF had in high school spoke "highly" of hydroponics as well...tomatoes are said to grow good hydroponically too, BTW. As for munchies, heh, I need no "stimulus" to get those! ;-)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Cool post! I think I'll have to grow perennials in pots--especially mixing up big-leaf heucheras and silvery fine lavender. :)

Nice of that grass to match the sedum, by the way...

Anonymous said...

That was an excellently written essay, thank you so much.

lisa said...

Kim-Thanks! I think you'll really enjoy them in pots.

Anon.- Thank you!