I put thyme and begonias in my hanging pots on my porch. I settled on this combination after trying a number of things, and both plants are always luxuriant and happy.
My big pot has creeping Jenny as well as a purple sweet potato vine to spill out over the sides. Then there is a fuchsia geraniaum, 3 dark-yellow marigolds, a purple basil, and four begonias. Oh! And a spike! Which some stranger has already yanked up in passing, so I pushed it back in and stroked it and hoped for the best. The squirrels also dug in the pot like crazy, so I put mothballs in bags and set them under the leaves and it seems to be keeping the squirrels out of my pot and the carcinogens away from my edibles.
I planted cilantro seeds in this container in the back yard, and I thought the squirrels and birds had eaten all of them, but lo! they emerged! I'm going to try the cut-and-come-again method to see if I can prevent it from going to seed right away.
I snapped a photo of this vine-weed for my Easter post. Its vibrant growth needs no help from me, which I love.
A neighbor's window box with sweet little figurine.
No need for balustrades on this neighbor's porch with planter boxes. And such charming colors.
A lush combination of creeping Jenny (my favorite!) and big begonias.
How does your garden grow?
I have had very good success with keeping the squirrels out of my flower pots by putting a piece of orange peel in each one. Apparently they hate the smell and I usually just do it once and they stay clear of the pots all summer. Before I learned to do that I lost a lot of plants to squirrel damage.
Ooooh, I enjoyed seeing photos of the city gardening. I love sweet potato vine and thyme especially!
I don't do much container gardening, but oh, the flower beds are fabulous. I'm halfway through mulching and have *only* invested 8-10 hours..lost track. (Seriously, geez.) The coral bells are showing off right now and I've plopped a few other perennials into the ground in the past few weeks. The best part is that a morning glory from last year re-seeded itself and we have over a dozen baby morning glories crawling in the direction of our porch. I can't wait!!!
Your pots look lovely. I've got white flowered oregano and a white flowering thyme in the wall planter by the front door, and a pot of Marguerite daisies. There's a white scented climbing rose ready to go in once the new cladding goes on.
I decided to try all white flowers in the front because it's east facing and so is quite shaded for much of the day. I like it so far, but it's not quite Sissinghurst yet!
I love seeing all the ideas as I'm not very creative with pots and usually end up buying or being given a couple of pre-made ones. It's still too early for most plants here so I will ponder these pictures and maybe have time to do my own this year!
Yes...you should do a regular feature on the gardening efforts of your city. That would be fun!! I like your begonia and thyme pot. I put dragon wing begonias in hanging baskets on my porch, because I CAN"T KILL THEM! :) They seem to like it dry, which is what happens to the plants on my porch when I forget to water them. Oops! They also attract house finches, which I love to hear chirping outside my kitchen window.
I love, love, love begonias. I have several types - they are so hardy and so forgiving and always blooming. I should do a post on my hanging baskets and other planting efforts!
I love this time of year with all the blooming (and soon-to-be-blooming) flowers.
I have to try the orange peel trick to keep squirrels away. We have way too many, and they seem to think acorns are anywhere I have recently planted something.
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