I really enjoy seeing pictures of other DG'ers gardens. After seeing Palmbob's front yard, it made me think of asking to see photos of others' gardens as well. Please share if you can. I'll start off with an updated photo of my l year old C/S garden.
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That's a beautiful garden Trinawitch (just so happens I'm a coleus fan too!). As for not having a C/S garden photo to share, single or groupings of potted plants would be just as interesting. It's fascinating to see how gardeners, especially C/S enthusiasts, display and care for their plants in different regions. Thanks for sharing.
First one is soooo beautiful.Nice arrangement of cacti and succulents.
Thanks for sharing.
Love that "big dinosaur"! I enjoyed everyone's pictures and just keep posting them! Appreciate the sharing!
made him out of old garden tools with a welder...we dress him up sometimes...when it was really hot we had Big sunglasses on him and he was hlding a pepsi...but Halloween is coming so I will take pics of what I do to him
Thanks for sharing Gary. I remember when you first started this garden. It's nice to see an update. Just love the whimsicle touches!
Norma, that is a magazine-worthy shot. A beautiful planting.
Geoff, I can only hope my front yard looks like yours one day. What an amazing collection of mature plants. Your neighbors must be in awe? The Homer is a nice touch. C/S plants are so stately and symmetrical. They lend themselves well to a few touches of whimsy!
Sorry no cactus or succulents planted.
I just started noticing succulents last year really. Kind of late in life. So my yard is already an established water needy, foliage heavy, bloom maker. I have NO ROOM at all in my front for succulents.
If you can believe it, it is even more crammed this year. I have my pots now taking up my car space and part of my husbands. Though he will run over the plant if it is where his car goes. Taught me. LOL
I could never take a photo of my backyard. In the center, it is literally now all shelving that is covered in succulents. I have hundreds. I have jumped in with 3 feet. It would be enough evidence of my sickness to have me committed.
It is so odd how the beauty of succulents just suddenly overwhelmed me.
My backyard used to be a similar oasis of jungle blooming plants as my front. Now it is a mess.
Beautiful gardens Kell. Please show us your shelves full of succulents. Ya know, there are gardens and there are collections. Luv em both!
This may be a silly question, but how do you set up a tippy pot arrangement?
It is so easy! You can buy a metal thingamagig that has a metal pole twisted to form a round base that fits into the bottom of a 14 inch clay pot and then goes straight up 4 feet.
Or you can go buy rebar for cheap at HD in whatever length you want it and then hammer it into the ground far enough that your pots won't fall over. I found it was much better to have pots that had 2 holes on the bottom to get a good tip. Center holes were harder to maneuver the tip. I really liked being able to tip the bottom pot too with the rebar. With a premade one, the bottom pot is flat on the gerund and looks odd with the other tipped ones. You can search tippy pots on DG and find tons of ideas.
I also bought some weird shaped gaud red ceramic pots to make a real tall one, but it was too top heavy and it was located to the far side of my yard. Soon there became too many plants between it and me. I could only water it from afar by putting my finger over the nozzle to shoot the water 40 feet so the plants soon fried. Next year I will rework it better. I also had to attach a tie around the rebar midway up and then attach it to the arbor behind it to give it more stability for the pots I used were way too heavy.
Here is another one I did for petunias. Do not look at anything else, too messy. I wish I had taken a pic when the petunias had cascaded down the sides. It was really hot.
Kell those are awesome...everything looks great, don't worry so much
QC, nice garden! Love the water feature. The tall plants make your yard look so lush. What are your summertime temps? Do you get frost in Queen Creek?
Summertime temps? How does 110 for 30 days straight sound. That was last year and that is generally the exception not the rule. This year had about 117 one day but usually under 112. Night time temps often in the high 80's and even 90's sometimes. Is starting to cool off at night now so much easier on the plants. We definitely get frost a few nights every winter but rarely ever get a hard freeze. Had 16 degrees for several hours in Jan. '07 that did in a lot of plants and set many others back severely.