So I am sitting here listening to David Culp of Brandywine Cottage and Jim Peterson of Garden Design and their awesome January garden webinar and the traffic on this gardening blog exploded…. I forgot that Jim had asked me about container gardening and I had written him an email!
So hi there new blog readers! I will share what I wrote to Jim and some photos:
📌Well I don’t change my containers all the time like Mr. Culp does, but I do plant lots of containers.
I take my cues from British and European gardeners. Perennials and herbs along with annuals. People do not realize you can plant almost anything in a pot. I love Hostas in pots, have had Japanese Maples and even roses in big pots in gardens past.
In my current garden, I have large containers that anchor my walk. They have herbs and hostas and even sedum. Every spring I add things depending on what I want to see. Herbs like rosemarys, sages, lavenders and salvias. I especially love red salvias. And as it warms up, I mix in geraniums. Sometimes I plant pansies in the spring, but it depends if I can get bold or jewel colors.
I will also plant vegetables in pots. Chili peppers, onions, tomatoes, and celery. I don’t have room for tomatoes in my flower beds and as we are partially in the woods I don’t actually have a lot of full sun. I use these wrought iron rose supports I have to grow my tomatoes in pots and I underplant with more herbs, especially different basils.
More than you wanted to know I am sure, so to bring it back to my tip it is pretty simple: you can literally plant almost anything in a pot, and a lot of what you traditionally put in the ground like hydrangeas and hostas!📌
I have to tell you I love these webinars that Jim Peterson and David Culp are doing! They are very inspirational, I keep learning new things, and it makes me want to go dig in the dirt right now!