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, July 2, 2015


I'd love to day these two (above and below) were my pots, but they aren't.  These were outside Arbor House, the gift shop, at the National Arboretum.  I photographed them because I've taken to planting succulents in pots lately.

Here are some of my pots this summer.

These next two aren't succulents but my attempt at growing better heuchera.

[Update: both these pots go munched on by deer on Thursday night late.  They made a meal on one hosta, day lilies, and sedum in the Glen and Perennial gardens.]

This has grass and sedums.

This one I'm most pleased with.  And the raccoon hasn't dug it up this year!

These last are little dish gardens.  Not too unlike this dish garden (above) at the Bonsai exhibit.


Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

When I first saw your post I thought you were talking about this place - http://bitaboutbritain.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/national-memorial-arboretum.html in the UK - then I realised it was the one in Washington. Much more an arboretum than a memorial! Looks amazing. Something keeps eating our heucheras - and it isn't slugs (or raccoons)!

Margaret Adamson said...

OK I am going to pick a favourite and it is number 7. Makes me want to havea go.

Dawn Y. said...

Your pots are looking so nice, Marcia! I love the ways that colorful containers spotlight smaller plants that might be 'lost' in the garden. You can enjoy the succulents inside when winter comes. For several years, I have grown hosta in large pots. They look great, produce lovely blooms, and then winter over in our unheated garage! Hosta in containers are just perfect on our shady front porch, too. Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

Tom said...

Want a lovely assortment. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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