Time for garden container planting...

New soil, mulch and plants in last week's post means it's time to move on to the other things on my garden to-do list.  At the top of the list?  Pots.

Every year, I vow not to plant so many pots.  The heat makes taking care of them unbelievably time consuming.  But they add so much to our patio space. 

So this year, I've thrown caution to the wind and actually gone out searching for more large pots to buy.  Crazy, I know.

In the meantime, this is what my patio looks like -- a war zone!

 More pots! 
Untersetzers.  This is one of several words that I just think of in my native German.  I don't even know what you call them in English! 
Online plant orders!

 This is my favorite pot so far -- a dracena, potato vine, diamond frost euphorbia in the background and a hot pink variegated bougainvillea.
 This pot with only the amaryllis was given to me by a friend when she moved.  I added the plumeria (stick on the right - just now putting on a leaf) and a succulent, potato vine and in the back a burgundy curly-leafed basil.
The two giant pots back by the pool have mystic spires, Mexican honeysuckle (not showing yet), homestead verbena, sun coleus and a lemon ball succulent.

Have you planted your pots yet?

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