It’s definitely Spring here in Phoenix, Arizona and my plants are starting to wake up and bloom after a long winter. Today I’m going to be giving you a brief Balcony Garden Tour for Spring 2018. Enjoy!
I’ve added a few new plants since my last balcony tour and also combined some separate pieces into one pot or container. I need to maximize my space out there, so having many individual pots is not convenient.
One piece that I created from several cuttings and 2 garden dishes is this terra cotta strawberry pot. I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time and this was the perfect size.
I did purchase a 3 quart container of Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant) from Lowe’s and separated it to place in the different openings. This particular plant was a lucky find because in the center it had a crested portion! I was so happy to see this because I’m always on the look out for crested plants, they are so unique. I planted this section in it’s own pot and I’m looking forward to watching it get bigger.
My wall of trailing succulents continues to grow! I added a new Burro’s Tail and a String of Beads in cocoa liner baskets.
I’ve found that these trailing succulents do well in these liners and there’s less chance of over watering. The key is also planting them in well draining soil. I do purchase cactus soil, but I do add more perlite to ensure proper draining. You can also add vermiculite or sand.
I did create a very detailed video of my balcony tour. So have a look ….
Thank you friends for visiting with me today and taking my balcony tour. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back again soon for more plant adventures!