Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hanging Out

I have a few hanging pots in the balcony garden, they help make more of the space as you can see in the above picture. You hear a significant amount about the ones along the edge, those that in summer hold tomatoes and currently hold a mix of snapdragons, violas, pansies, lettuce, rocket, beets and a strange moss I am not too sure about.

Less often, but still on occasions I blog about the largest of the three hanging pots on the pole. This one currently holds a cornflower and some other supposedly blue flowers, but in the past has held tomatoes.

What I rarely post about are the two hanging succulents. They could be considered grandparents in this balcony garden as they were some of the original plants to be put in. I bought one, the donkey ear/tail/dragon-whatever it is called at the markets from my favourite succulent seller (he is actually the only one at the markets but he is awesome).

The other was a present from my old housemate, and it grows quite slowly. I love the various shades of green and purple.

So here is a post just for them, my two hanging old dears, who have survived high winds, forgetful watering and a complete lack of transplanting!


Chandramouli S said...

Inspired by your hanging pots, I bought two small ones myself and am still deciding as to what to plant in them. Just that I got too many choices and it's hard to decide. The pansies look sweet, btw :)

prue said...

Hi Chandramouli - it is very hard to decide, but because these pots have to have tomatoes in them during the spring and summer I went for things that were short cropping, or that it wouldn't hurt me too much if I had to pull them out early. Those pansies are lovely, but the packet showed them in multi colours so I was hoping for more of a rainbow! Good luck with the decision making

Anonymous said...

Hi Prue~~ Succulents are sort of the unsung heroes of the plant kingdom, don't you think? They aren't boisterous or showy but they sure are dependable stalwarts. And they've got such sweet personalities. Love your plantings.

prue said...

Grace, I agree totally, and they are just so hardy which is necessary in the dry conditions here. Although I must admit the planting was completely random. Do they fit in with the pink in your garden?

Dan said...

Your balcony is so beautiful and full of garden goodness! I like your lettuce sign.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

There is a lot of creativity in balcony gardening. So good to see how you utilize every space available. Great job!