Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer Containers

The summer containers are starting to fill out, and are coming into their own for the season. Here are a few shots from the cluster in the driveway at the Big House. It's in the shade most of the day, but the driveway has a whitewash over it, so it's very bright shade. The Australian Tree Fern has some beautiful new growth coming out, and we had a surprise Walking Iris bloom (typically we only see the blooms in winter in the greenhouse - I put the iris into this container for the texture of the leaves).


  1. I think Dicksonia work brilliantly in pots.

  2. They have such a reputation for being tough, but are extremely effective if kept moist and somewhat shaded. I'm loving it so far!

  3. Love the ferns. I'm teaching a class on container gardening this evening!