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Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I used to have an awesome container garden. Cherry Tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, flowers and lots of lots of native plants to attract humming birds. It was A LOT of work. It is hard in the SW to keep a garden without a drip irrigation system, and apartment living usually doesn't come with a hose to do just that. So I would water in the morning, run home for lunch, and water again in the evening. Then if we went out of town, well...I just gave up.

A few weeks ago I was at a friends after a run (sigh) and she had this amazing plant stand, just what ever container gardener needs. I inquired, she said her husband made it and I could have it! (She had requested a different design, so by giving it to me, she was giving him a chance to re-do it).

So on Saturday I went and picked it up, then headed straight for the nursery to buy some new plants. Here are some results!

The whole stand!

My top two pots. On the left is a native "ice plant" it will begin to creep down the pot! The right, a non-native pretty flower!

I've had this blue-iron Lizard for years, he found a new home creeping up the stand. The stand is untreated, so it will continue to have this lovely rust color!

I need to move on plant into fuller sun, so I will be going to get two more plants this weekend! Yay plants!


Linda said...

Oooh, I like!

Blablover5 said...

Ooh very nice. I need to reattempt planting again. Hopefully the new plants won't take over the window this time.