T HE BIG BOWL OF PANSIES by Jack the Demon Cat’s cabin was nice while it lasted, but enough’s enough: Bring on the summer replacements; bring on a whole mix of goodies that looked interesting at the garden center to make some pots full of promise for the hot months ahead. (Waste not, want not, though: The pansies had their last hurrah on the windowsill this week, to help me celebrate my birthday. Now they’re doing their thing in the compost.) See a slideshow of what I’ve got assembled for my summer pots.
It’s just a start; some things aren’t even planted yet, and nothing has grown in, of course. But I wanted you to see what I’m trying (and tell me what caught your fancy for containers this year). Click on the first thumbnail to start the slideshow, then toggle from slide to slide using the arrows beside each caption. Enjoy.
Other Timely Mid-June Topics
- Pots don’t need to contain soil; they can be mini water gardens. Here’s how.
- As we watch the spring garden crumple, remember: Nothing lasts (and that’s OK).
- Which oregano is the one that tastes good, please? So confusing!
- I first formally “met” doodler Andre Jordan last June. Here’s the doodle that drew me to him.