|My new perennial container garden.|
|It's a work in progress, for several years to come.|
I had been wanting a perennial garden, but I knew I didn't have the time or inclination to keep weeds under control, so I decided to try a perennial container garden. I'm aiming for very large containers because I think it will improve the chances of the plants making it through the winter. I used the two half barrels I had made from the used whiskey barrel I bought earlier in the year. I had a few other very large containers around and I'm looking for more to add in future years. With the plants in containers rather than in the ground, I can spray that damn Virginia creeper until it is dead and gone. Eventually I might plant some shrubs around the containers as well. It's a work in progress and will be for several years.
I got my pond going again this year, and I planted the big semi-circular bed in the front yard with zinnias as I had done for several years after I had made it. That bed got badly infested with bindweed and I've left it fallow for the past several years, spraying it periodically to try to kill that off. Another weed came up and sort of got away from me this year, but I hope to keep planting that bed and will do better with it in future years.
|Water hyacinths blooming in the pond.|
|This is my zinnia bed out front. I haven't weeded it like I should. Most of the seeds sprouted toward|
the front of the bed, maybe because I was raking them into the soil and I pulled too many towards
the front. I'll do better next year.
Meanwhile, my container garden continues to thrive. It's done better than ever. Dog bless Osmocote.
|Vince coming through the walkway, which|
has been narrowed considerably by the
lush vegetation on both sides.