In the vlog review of the soil scoop, I mentioned that I was yanking out a silver South African Geranium and replacing it with a black Sweet Potato Vine (I think it’s ‘Blackie’ but I’ve misplaced the tag), but I forgot to include a shot with the finished pot. I really love how this container turned out. It’s proof that an all-foliage pot can be just as dymnamic and beautiful as one with flowers, with the added benefit of looking good year round.
(Please excuse the weird white flecks on the Sweet Potato Vine’s leaves. The last time it rained, it washed this weird white stuff off the roof and onto my plants.)
I still haven’t decided to do with the iris bulbs yet. Any suggestions? Here are some other recent photos from my container garden:
I’ve posted these all in the Life on the Balcony Flickr group. If you have any shots of your balcony or patio garden, it’s a great place to share them. I often click over and browse other people’s container gardens when I’m in need of a little inspiration or just daydreaming of what I’ll grow next year.
Oh, by the way, if you dig black plants as much as I do, check back on Friday. I’m posting a review of Paul Bonine’s Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden.