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August,another year gone by. Time to take stock in what I have.


By stan510


This is my birthday month. I don’t remember exactly how old I will be. 57 or 58. One of those. Gotta ask the wife.

The summer of our fourth drought has got me to fall back and concentrate on just improving what I have over adding more.

I bought some ceramic pots when I swore them
off..but,they dress up a plant along the driveway better then black nursery pots.

I also potted up,fertilized and worked extra hard at weeding this year. Not perfect,but makes a difference.

When you do that- just concentrate to make every plant the best you can? It really makes you feel bad at the other plants over the years you meant to do that too. Although I will remind that Gophers have killed more valuable plants,and vandals/thieves the others more then me or weather.
But some were me being lazy…!

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I would recommend Grasses for your ceramic pots Stan.
Standing them on gravel makes a different vista in the garden, they only need watering once a month.
Labour saving.

22 Aug, 2015


Yes, I agree with Diane.........ornamental grasses look good in pots and are very low maintenance, once established!

22 Aug, 2015


Lets hope that vandals and thieves leave your pots alone then Stan. In your climate there must be loads of succulents that would look good as well as the grasses.

22 Aug, 2015


Thanks all. What I did was put the plants in plastic pots inside of the ceramics. Most I bought at the thrift store. You know? I'm going to have to hit garage sales-lol. Thrift stores aren't all that cheap.

22 Aug, 2015


We only have a few at the front Stan but pleased to say we are lucky and do not have a problem with vandals or thieves, I hope yours get left alone, its upsetting when you work hard and then some idiot throws a spanner in the works.

23 Aug, 2015

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