We all have those problem areas in the garden where nothing will grow. Last year I shared how I added greenery and color to the side of my garage.
You can see that post here.
This year my challenge was a spot in my garden between trees that is impossible to grow anything in. Hard as a rock soil full of shallow roots. This year I decided it was going to be beautiful. My solution was lots of pots.
I gathered all sorts of unused pots and just filled the entire space. I included a very old beat up wagon.
I tucked some Swiss chard in there behind the flowers and have little pots of wheat grass planted for the chickens. That way when they visit this area they tend to leave my petunias alone.
I chose red petunias for all the pots so there would be a cohesive look to the eye.
It does require daily watering but I am out there every day filling the dogs water bowl and the hose is in this area so it gets a splash when I am doing the dog and chicken chores. The secret to pots that grow full and flower long is time release fertilizer mixed in with the soil when planting. I am an organic gardener for all my beds and veggies but for pots you cannot beat the time release granules.
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