Filed under: Affordable Style, Garden, Inspiration. Tagged as: container garden, nature, patio garden, Plants, small space gardening, succulents.
Gardening is one of my passions, but when you live in a light deprived townhouse (like I do), gardening can become challenging. Initially, I had several tiny planters crammed into the only corner of the house that gets natural light, but then it got a bit over crowded and I had rethink my gardening strategy.
I have a small patio that needed attention. It was neglected because of the racoons and cats that hang out in my neighborhood and they seem to love my back patio. But, I decided to reclaim my out door living space. I will tell you more about how I handled the critter situation my next post.
Some container gardens will be be the perfect solution to my over whelmed in door garden situation. I started my getting some Brightly colored inexpensive planters from Walmart. Next I collected the my thrillers, spillers and fillers. A thriller is a centerpiece plant. It is typically something big, bold, and beautiful. Fillers are foliage or flowering plants that will complement but not overwhelm the main plant. And a spiller is a plant that just tumbles out and over the side of the pot. Personally, I think all my plants are thrillers.
Here are my efforts so far.
The image below shows my first and least favorite attempt. I think the Thriller – the mother in law’s tongue is too dominant. Hopefully when the other plants mature, things will look a bit more balanced – or not – let’s see what nature has in store .
According to the container garden rules – you should place similar plants in each container – they should have the same water requirements. I am not one to follow the rules…
I wonder what this will look kike in 3 months. I can hardly wait.
The image below may be my favorite so far. They are all drought tolerant plants, so it should be easy to take care of.
I love the green variegated succulent – I hope it does not fall victim to my brown thumb.
In case you were wondering, yes, that is my Christmas tree stand serving as a plant stand in the image above.