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.


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?