I HAVEN’T BEEN DOING AS MUCH WITH CONTAINERS this season, as I’m getting enough satisfaction from how my perennial beds are coming along in this, their second year. But sometimes I can’t resist potting up a few things for my front deck.
Pots allow you to fit many different shapes and textures into a small space, and when I see something unusual, like the ruffly upright Prince Rupert Geranium (lemon-scented!) at one of the area nurseries I’ve been avoiding this year, for fear of overspending on non-essentials, sometimes I just have to go for it.
In this one 15″ diameter pot, below, are:
- Scented geranium ‘Prince Rupert,’ aromatic and ornamental. The label says it can be trained as a standard. Deer-resistant (though they wouldn’t dare come up on my decks… or would they?)
- ‘Glennis’ coleus, more delicately colored than some of the more common coleus. Though I do love coleus in all its forms, and the deer don’t.
- Good old sweet potato vine, ‘Bright Ideas Lime’
- Juncus inflexus ‘Blue Arrows.’ As the name implies, an upright, blue, ornamental rush.
- There’s also an elephant ear bulb in the middle, planted two months ago, starting to push its way up through the soil.
Yay for containers! That’s all.