How I spent my weekend: succulent container gardening
Photo credit: Baltimore Sun/Susan Reimer
Try keeping container gardens alive on my deck during the heat of July and August and you will find yourself a convert to succulent container gardens, too.
That's how I spent the weekend, assembling this collection of glazed pots and the very few varieties of succulents I could find in my quadrant of Maryland.
I mixed potting soil with a product called Soil Perfector, which did such a good job of providing drainage for my tulip containers over the winter. And I added a little time-release fertilizer.
This spot on my deck is hot as blazes, but close enough to the hot tub to benefit from the moist air there.
I have been enchanted by the idea of succulents in containers since I wrote about Debra Lee Baldwin's new book, "Succulent Container Gardens." These plants look soooo exotic.
We will see how this goes, but one thing is for certain. I won't have to pay a neighborhood kid to water this collection of plants while I am at the beach.