"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Container Gardening On The GreatWall.......

Here,in Florida,we've come to the almost end of our growing season


(Oh,shut up!You gardeners up North!).
It is just too hot and humid for anything to grow,except for Caladiums(love 'em!) and Impatiens.
So,I thought I'd show some of the different types of containers,we,here,on the GreatWall, use to grow plants. It seems like those are the only things that flourish in our heat and humidity,during the long,drawn out summer months.

The typical garden-type urn..........growing under our canopy of Norfolk Island Pines.


Yep---we can grow those in our gardens,down South.
(Boo-yah! for us Southerners!)

We,on the GreatWall,also use sea shells(another boo-yah!!) for containers.

These hold bromeliads.

Of course,a true Southern garden wouldn't be Southern without using whatever is at hand.


Here,we're using galvanized buckets to grow Christmas Cactus............

Ain't it cool ?

How about the lid to a bar-b-que grill? ........................in our shade garden.

Re-use.Re-cycle......................that's our motto,here on the GreatWall.



And the bestest was saved for last.................

After two days of rain,fighting mosquities,heat,and other myriad of household chores(summer in Florida can be a pain,after all),did I mention mosquitoes?---the "toilette" planter(thank you FloridaSue for the name!!!) is

done!!!!!!

So,now for your viewing pleasure...................................

The top was filled with Vinca vine,a Dracena,and a red begonia.
The bottom has a Giant Liriope,some Caladiums,Mezoo,English Ivy,and a Horsetail plant.


Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
You know you want one.Admit it.




for more of Share A Garden Sunday(thank you soooo much,Artie,for doing this),click here.......................
as an addendum,the GreatWall went on a road trip,today.Stay tuned.........

12 comments:

Florida Sue said...

Just when I am overcome with glee at the bromeliads in the shells, here comes the finished toilette! I took notice of the toil involved in et. I would be proud to have this porcelain piece in my yard. Bravo Chris and Jon.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Toilette!!! Insert clapping guy here.Love "toilette." Thanks you sooo much.Will do an edit.

Gayle said...

Everything you grow is so big and green. I haven't got that part figured out yet.

Just beautiful. And creative.

Prospero said...

One! Heck, I'll take two.

And I also love your sea shell planters.

Tracie said...

Ohhh...I do love your toilet...that's the prettiest toilet I have ever seen :>....and you don't have to clean it..a bonus! Beautiful Garden....thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

I love all your garden elements -- what whimsy -- what creativity!

Deborah said...

OMGoodness!!!! Your bromeliads in the shells are incredible! LoVe lOvE!! Here in the desert we know of the long, drawn out summer. By July, the more delicates plants have lost their will to live. The toilette turned out fantastic. **blows kisses** Deborah

skoots1mom said...

great flowers and beautiful greenery!
thx 4 sharing.

Meems said...

Here we go into our most challenging couple of months. Looks like the Vinca made a nice finishing touch for your 'toilette' container.
Meems

Carrie said...

I enjoyed looking at your charming garden...the shells as planters are wonderful!

The Polished Pebble said...

Hi there, Love to see something pretty growing in a "terr-lett" too funny!~*~kelley

niartist said...

Thank YOU!!!! SOOOoooo much for being a part of it Chris! Your planters are fantastic, and though I love the toilet, lol, I have to say that using the seashells is truly clever. I'll be borrowing that for my garden walk table. Hope you don't mind. I'll pay all credit to you! :)

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