It was a gorgeous weekend. And it’s finally that time of year where the weather is a little bit more predictable. Around here, we only have 3 seasons. Winter (where it’s cold and miserable for a couple months), Monsoon (where it rains and pours and threatens to flood for even more months), Purgatory (where it’s hotter than actual Hell and more humid than a rainforest for the longest number of months, generally about 1/2 of the year). There is no in between transition weather. It is one or the other. Our transitions are the flip flopping between the three for a couple weeks. (Think 35 degrees one day and 85 the next)
But on the rare occasion (only about a handful of days sporadically throughout the year) you get warm-but-not-hot, clear and dry days. Such were this weekend. So I took advantage and got started on my container garden. Welcome to condo life, where your garden comes in neatly packaged pots.
Last year I had my first condo container garden and loved it. So, I had to do it again this year. Some of my lovelies from last year came back, so I transplanted them and added new ones.
Here’s what I planted (photos to follow):
- Returned from last year:
Mint (from a friend’s garden)
Kentucky Colonel Mint
Chocolate Mint (yes that’s right chocolate!)
Curled Leaf Parsley
Bloody Sorrell (actually this was in last year’s flower pot, but I’m going to try to eat/cook with it this year)
2 different kinds of Lavender
Sweet Genovese Basil
Siam Queen Basil
Lemon Basil (my favorite)
Boxwood Basil (love this little Chia Pet looking guy!)
Catnip (for Diva Kitty)
Roma Plum Tomato
Purple Cherry Tomato
Yellow Cherry Tomato
Black Beauty Eggplant
Poblano Pepper (very excited about this, I’ve given up on trying to grow decent bell peppers)
Tomatillo (ooh I hope I can make some salsa verde)
Shiitake Mushroom Log (I bought this last fall and it’s finally warm enough to start using)
Flowers – Ok, I only have one flower pot out front, but it’s brimming over with Wave petunias, Lantanas, and Yarrow.
Also, I companion-plant marigolds in most of my pots to help deter bugs and pests.
I also got some humming bird feeders last winter as a gift, so I’ve put those out and I’m really hoping that the buzzing little birdies will show up!
What have you planted?