Monday Musings: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Well, so far, so good. I did some more planting around the townhouse this weekend. We don’t have a yard now so we are going to grow our tomatoes in a container this year. We got this one from Gardener’s Supply:

Tomato Planter

We got the plants on Saturday, and I set it up on Sunday. This is what it looks like now:


And I did some herbs, too. Basil and chives:

On the decorative side, I potted up a hibiscus for the deck:


In addition to the window box on the front porch, we now have this pretty pot on the steps:


And we have this fuschia hanging on the deck, as well:


I still have a barrel planter to do, but I need to think about what I want to put in there. Lots of color, I know that much.

I also did some maintenance on the window box- deadheading and cleaning it up some. I think the ranunculus are going to have to go. They are pretty, but they drop petals like crazy and then the plants look kind of ratty until another blossom opens. Maybe some zinnias? We’ll see.

If that tomato planter works out, we may add another next year and try some peppers. They are a bit spendy, but it’s a nice looking unit and could be a good solution to not having an actual dug garden here.

It’s been fun putting all these things together. The flowers all look so pretty, and I’m sure the tomatoes will be yummy!

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