I would like to take you on a visit back to “The Refuge”, which is the home of my younger sister, (Daisy Mom), and her family. In the past, we have seen the beautiful scenery surrounding their home and who can forget our visit with Mr. Compost.
From left to right – Barrel Cactus, Tomato, Lantana, Fern, Spiky Succulent, Avocado (grown from an Avocado pit), Fern, Pine Tree Sapling, Vinca and another Fern.
Composting, is as you might expect, Mr. Compost’s domain and the vegetable garden is Mr. Green Jean’s. However, Daisy Mom, reigns supreme over her container garden.
Each time we go over and visit, I just have to step out onto the patio to see what she has growing. It is always a bright spot of many different and colorful plants, even in the middle of January, when the above photo was taken.
In the summer, the flowers are all in full bloom and the garden is a favorite cool spot to sit and enjoy being outdoors.
Rosemary, Avocado and Cactus
Succulents, herbs, small trees and flowering plants make up her container garden. You never know what you will find…I mean, who would have thought to plant an avocado pit, instead of throwing it away? My sister, that’s who :^)
Mr. Green Jeans, helping his mom plant some new flowers.
Occasionally, Mr. Green Jeans, my nephew and resident “Refuge” photographer, can be found taking a break from his vegetable garden and helping his mom plant some new things in her garden.
As you can see from Daisy Mom’s container garden, you don’t have to have a lot of space to create your own container garden. So, go down to your local nursery, but a few pots, some flowering plants, vegetables or a succulent or two and a bag of potting soil and get started.
That is all you need to do to start your own container garden and the beauty of it is is that you can keep building upon it.
Even better, you can ask for some cuttings or seeds from your friends gardens and start them in your garden as well.
Before you know it, you can have a vibrant, beautiful container garden just like Daisy Mom.
Our next post from “The Refuge” will introduce us to Mr. Green Jean’s vegetable garden and you will also get to meet all the residents of “The Refuge” as well.