April 3, 2013
Potting bench in The Tropical Paradise
The trick that I have found to making good use of this type of space is to keep it clear. I have only one little plant that lives there all of the time (the dioon spinulosum cycad) but otherwise I try not to use this as a "storage area". It's tempting to fill an area like this with a lot of decorative junk, or to leave stuff there all of the time, but that defeats its purpose.
Today I will be digging up cannas that have grown too close to the edge, potting them, and then moving them into the courtyard. I really can't think of anywhere else I can plant them, but I just hate throwing the plants away. I have a lot of little plastic containers, some nice potting soil, and a beautiful morning. This is a true pleasure in my life.
Posted by Brad Hall