|Red lolla lettuce with Lobularia 'Blushing Princess' and|
Lobularia 'Frosty Knight'
This year, I had already potted up about a dozen medium sized pots, planters, window boxes and hanging baskets when the Proven Winners plants arrived.. I had to scrounge around for more containers (I'm a frugal (aka, cheap) gardener, so I wasn't going to spend big $$$ on more pots) and now have a back deck that is home to about 18 containers, a few window boxes and 2 large planters.. yikes!!
Of course, I like to combine my ornamental plants with edibles, so tucked in many of my planters is a variety of leaf lettuces, 'Bright Lights' swiss chard, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants (the like the heat of the back deck) and peas. I love the way leaf lettuce really fills out a container, plus, it's only a quick jaunt to the deck to pick a few leaves for my lunchtime wraps and sandwiches..
But, I love my container gardens and they really add a lush look to the back deck.. Plus, they attract hummingbirds and butterflies like crazy! So, I just popped out and took a few updated photos of my pots, as well as a shot of my tomatoes underplanted with arugula. Thought I should document that before I start harvesting tonight for supper!!
|A mini sweet pepper combined with Lobularia|
'Blushing Princess', Supertunia 'Watermelon
Charm', Superbells 'Lemon Slice' (another 2013
introduction) and various tidbits..
|Another shot of the pepper.. can't wait to try the sweet|
fruits - some are about 1-inch already!
|Here's a new 2012 petunia called 'Pink Lemonade'.. It's not as low|
maintenance as the Proven Winners Supertunia because I need
to deadhead the spent flowers, but I do love the colour combo!
|A bit sunny out, but here's a look at my tomatoes (and a rogue borage)|
that are underplanted with a thick layer of arugula - 22 days from seeding.
Time to eat!! :)