Thursday, May 17, 2012

I've Gone to Pots

 After 2 years of planting no vegetables because of the stink bug infestation in our part of the country, I've taken the plunge and planted some in containers this year.  If I see stink bugs, these will be emptied in a heartbeat!  These planters are planted with different types of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and herbs.  BTW, if you want to try this and do it on the cheap, buy the galvanized garbage cans you see, punch holes in the bottom, add some stones for drainage and then potting soil.  They don't need to be covered in the winter and they will last a long long time.  Click on any of the photos for a larger view.

 Things are starting to fill in.

 The back planter is now planted.

 I sat pots where the locusts were cut down.  Next big project is to cut out roots and re-lay the pavers.

 I planted some pots at the end of the pool where the maples used to be.

 I had 2 raised bed planters here for the last 5 years.  They both were made out of cedar.  The other day the bottom crashed out of the smaller one and I found that all the cedar had rotted.  If you are thinking of getting raised planters, consider ones made out of PVC which will last much longer.

 Bad photo but my Clematis flowers are salad plate size this year.  They have never been so big.

 The first flower bed is filling in too.

 Blueberries.  I never seem to get to them before the birds.

 Teddy laying under her favorite shade umbrella.

 She loves laying out there when the cistern is running.  It lulls her to sleep.

 I even planted an Alpine garden this year.

Hopefully soon I will have cascading flowers flowing out of all of these.