October 12, 2014
Keeping an eye on your plants in pots
• Plant in really BIG pots. For scale, my dog's legs are nearly two inches long, so you can get a feel for how big these pots are. I got two that are ceramic, and the one that you can just barely see back there is plastic, although it's the same color. And they're filled with a lot of potting soil. I've tried using smaller pots, but they dry out way too quickly.
• Put tough plants in pots. Even though this area has shade, and all of that nice potting soil in the pots, it's still a harsh environment for plants. I have mostly agaves planted in the pots. In the winter, you can put in flowers, but only when the weather is pretty cool. Plants dry out fast in the desert!
I am going to try to remember to go out and inspect the courtyard more regularly. I'm trying to convert it from a *backwater* to a more inviting area, even if most of the time the only people who see are the UPS drivers.
Posted by Brad Hall