It's been about a month and our new patio garden is both growing and changing. Some of the initial flower box plants have already died. I'm not sure if it's due to lack of proper care or maybe the plants were not the best suited for the patio. Either case, Dan's mom is a gardening expert and she sorted us out by getting our garden in shape and planting new flowers for us. She also left us with a bunch of tip and hopefully we will be able to keep it going. I know that there is a bit of a learning curve to getting the patio garden just right and we will likely have to buy more plants before figuring out what works. Here are some of the new plants in the flower boxes. I think the pretty purple flowers are called Mexican Heather. So pretty.
Beautiful new flowers thanks to Dan's mom!
I did get a bit of unfortunate news regarding the flower boxes. I ran into a neighbor who is on the board of directors and he told me that they will likely make us remove them due to water damage and rot to the wood railing. Dan and I will need to come up with an alternate plan.
We also have a few plants for the inside of our canopy. I know that I have not yet blogged on our new patio living space, but here is a small sneak peek. Each of the corners has a built-in shelf, so this is one corner and eventually we will fill in the others with beautiful flowers. The bigger pot is sitting on our patio side table.
Our last new edition is Spike the cactus. Dan really wanted to get a cactus and I wasn't sold on the idea. However, Dan, as usual, has a great idea and now I think that Spike is the coolest plant on the patio. Dan bought the big pot and added the decorative rocks. It's looks great. Apparently, in a hundred years Spike could grow to be thirty feet. Wow!
Nicolette is obsessed with Spike. She goes right up to him and runs the side of her face along his sharp quills. Cat brushes are overrated.