Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Each year I seem to get more pots and consequently more plants to care for.  Some of these will winter over as they have for the last two years and some will serve their purpose decorating the yard for just this season.  Here's a walk through the filled pots this year.  I did neglect to photograph the three at the front door so they will have to be saved for another time.

On the southwest corner of the deck (above and below). The pail is my attempt at a miniature garden.  So far only the creeping thyme has lasted through the winter.

I really like the color of these geraniums so bought quite a few for the pots on the deck.

My cactus pot with garden art from AZ and the agave (right side spiky plant) came from my brother's garden.  He called it an agave pup.

My newest cactus pot with Greek ruins that Dan got as an "award" from his art professor.

Three pots on the southeast corner of the decking outside screen porch.

Above and below pots on the freestanding deck overlooking the pond.

These pots with asparagus fern and purple heart (?) have overwintered in the vestibule for two winters now.

I have two of these planters on the side of the swing.

And I have two of these hanging baskets.  Plant unknown.  Can anyone help me out?  There was no label from the nursery.

P.S. Just realized this morning, the day after this was originally posted that the photo below was not included.  These are the hens and chicks that Betsy of Joyful Reflections shared with me last year along with another agave pup and a tiny sedum.  I think I'll be transplanting some of these before season end.


Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They are beautiful plants, a great selection. I normally don't like them, myself. I find it a pain to water them, but I do have some the previous home owner left me so I fill them every year. Great flowers!

eileeninmd said...

Your plants and flowers are lovely, Marcia! And I love the cactus planters. Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Betsy Adams said...

All of your containers are so pretty. Except for our container roses, I don't have as many individual containers this year as in previous years. Have 3 hanging baskets in the front, one on the porch (Gerber Daisy) and 2 along the front (begonias)... I used to have Geraniums and they are easy to care for. But I have never cared much for them.. Love yours though --and that one color is gorgeous.

The Semps do look great.. Glad you are enjoying them.

Serenity Cove said...

I just found you through Betsy's blog and I know I'll love your blog because you love all of my favorite things. I don't have as much time to read as I would like, but I love gardening and birds.
Your containers are beautiful and your hanging basket looks like Bacopa.

Marcia said...

Thanks for dropping by. I never have seen the plant in the hanging basket or heard of bacopa. I purchased it at an Amish nursery outside of Chambersburg, PA.

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