5/04/2007

Hooked on Containers




My goal for the next year is to wean myself from containers. They line our walkways, our patio, and our driveway. I'm about as bad recently about buying new pots as I am about buying plants. Why do I keep sticking plants in containers instead of directly in the ground?


Three words: HARD, RED CLAY. I was totally spoiled in Ohio and never had to worry about ammending the soil. I've lived here a few years now, and it's time to stop procrastinating. It's time to battle the clay!

8 comments:

Wicked Gardener said...

Wow, that looks like cement. What do you do to amend it?

Annie in Austin said...

Containers are useful here, too... last house was all rock, and this one is clay. Good luck with your plan, Nelumbo.

Annie

David Whitehead Greensboro NC said...

Yeah, this clay is something else. The good news is, once you get it loosened up with some compost, stuff really grows in it! And next time you pick out carpet, go for something the same color as red clay...saves a lot of trouble.

Gardenbot said...

I too am hooked on containers. At least it looks like you have some that match. I don't! Nuff said!

Pam said...

I'm trying to ween myself of them too - more because they are all large and heavy and when there's a hurricane warning, I feel as if I need to haul them inside! It gets exhausting during an active season.

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