Beautiful PlantsSunday, January 24, 2010
My mother-in-law's container garden has probably the healthiest plants compared to the many gardens that I have visited so far!
Each and every plant is at its best, any time without fail. Her secret: Years of gardening experience and her mighty greenfingers :-D
The garden is simple in arrangement and decoration, yet very tidy and pleasant. One part of her garden is dedicated to sun-loving plants while another part, that's under shelter, is for ferns that require shade.
The ferns and ornamental grass (pics below) are placed at a bright area but sheltered.
One special touch that she puts in is that at times she likes to add some plastic flowers to decorate her garden. The Lisianthus in the pic below is real but those little flowers that are in small pots are not! We sometimes go around the garden to identify the real flowers and have a good laugh doing that :-D
She plants her climbers in two different ways. One is by allowing the plant to climb up a rod and the other is by just leaving the vine to rest on the pot itself, going round and round...
Her collection of cacti and ferns are placed on a rack that's at the side of her porch...
Her Euphorbia Milii collection is amazing as well.
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust