Small gardens=small pots!
Category: small gardens
| Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:09 pm
Hi, I am the owner of a condo here in Hillsboro, Oregon. We always hope for summer but seem to get an eternal spring. Wet. Cool. Full of slugs and snails. GREEN.
We have perhaps the happiest flowers on the face of this earth. And we can grow just about anything if we protect the most delicate in the winter.
The usual geraniums, petunias and impatients grow in our gardens with out much effort and with wonderful results.
Because I live in a condo, I have in years past kept most of the annuals alive from year to year by simply trimming back and protecting them. I love the idea of propagation from small starts and a slip from a friends garden makes me very happy.
I bought a webfoot ivy last summer and have it growing in a pot under a vine maple on my front deck. The vine maple has been pruned to keep it small with only one trunk. By wrapping the ivy around inside the pot and burying it in several places I can now take some of the rooted stem and start new plants. The ivy can become an invasive problem in this part of the world so I am careful not to get it in the ground where it can take over.
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