Saturday, July 19, 2008

Leafy Greens

Today, I'll be brief: here's another Before and After installment (see below for "Before"). You may recall the foliage only container that I planted which included Coleus "Fishnet Stockings". The sweet potato vine in this container continues to grow out of control so I trim it from time to time. The thyme that I planted never got much bigger but I think that's because I positioned it in such a way that it was overshadowed by the other plants and never got much light. But all in all, I'm pretty happy with the way this arrangement turned out. I think it's fun to plant a foliage only container every year because it presents the challenge of coming up with creative ideas without using flowers. Let me know what you think by commenting below.





3 comments:

Rohini said...

Hi Miriam, Hope you're doing well.
Thank you for the info. on plants that bolt; it was very helpful. It is both my dill and cilantro plants that bolt - the weather here in Albuquerque has been rather strange this spring and summer; maybe that has something to do with it?
As always, your pictures are beautiful.

Michelle Gervais said...

Love, love, LOVE the foliage-only container! Every year my foliage-only containers are the best of the bunch.

Louise said...

I love this foliage-only container. This is what I am going to try next year! Is this container recipe from one of the container gardening books you recommend?