A few of you may remember last spring, when I had a huge porch that had full sun and lots of room! It was the perfect place for a container garden and I filled it to the brim with fruits, vegetables and lots of different herbs. But this year, since I've moved into a new apartment, I have a beautiful 3rd floor screened-in porch that is perfect for lounging in the tree tops and has gorgeous views of the spring blooms and the fall leaves, however it's not the best place for plants to soak up the sun. However, I do have a few sunny spots, and use them for a container of basil, my favorite and most used herb, as well as a magenta orchid I couldn't resist buying. So while I'm kind of sad that I won't be growing raspberries and tomatoes like I have in the past, I am still a loving green thumb when it comes to my five new baby succulents.
Succulents are some of my favorite plants! I have a teacup of the "Frosty" variety, as well as a whole bowl of various kinds that I've had to brighten up my office all year. They are such low maintenance plants and there are so many different versions that you can mix and match and create your own designs with them!
One thing I love about having a container garden, no matter how big or small, is being able to get creative with my container choices! My favorite one from last year was the golden tin decorated with Alphonse Mucha prints that I think is so sassy and matches my living room perfectly! I also found a small scalloped-top ceramic vase with the classic blue and white motifs that looks so clean and pops with the bright cobalt! I'm so glad I finally have something to fill them up with since they looedk so cold and lonely in the storage closet all winter! Happy gardening!
& of course I must include the ever-watchful supervisor who is absolutely thrilled at spending an afternoon on the porch.