I brought this underperforming pot down from my roof.
I like the strawberry. The birds like it even more. The strawberry can stay.
I can't remember the sedum's name. I snipped a bit of it from my granddad's garden (which means dear don't eat it, otherwise they would have--not a problem for me in the city, but fyi). Anyhow, I have more of it now than I know what to do with. Since the sedum has some sentimental value coming from granddad, and I've been composting an awful lot of it lately, it also stays.
So... death comes for the Calibrocha and whatever that other thing is. Some Gilia, I think. What do I replace it with?
These aren't even up yet.
The ones that are up won't work.
The fuchsia and cineraria are shade-lovers, and this pot goes on the roof. The two seedlings with compound leaves are Calliandra eriophylla. They would work, but they're still very small, and I have other plans for them. Note: I sowed eight Calliandra seeds, and got only two germinations.
These plants are all too blurry to use.
Ah! I just remembered I recently found a Berberis wilsoniae on the freebie pile at the Botanical Garden. In fact, that plant came to me right after I started loving it. How nice. I was obviously meant to have this plant, and now I finally have a place for it.
Berberidaceae commonly have bright yellow roots.
I forgot that until I pulled this one out of the pot. They're yellow like that just under the bark too. People used it as a dye.
I stick in the Berberis, with a little clump of bunch grass that divided in two, a top dressing of compost, and voila. This is what I end up with. Nothing fabulous, but it will be fine on the roof.
Why is my yard so muddy? Because it was sloping and I leveled it and didn't sow any grass seeds where I took up the old sod. I'm planning to go lawnless. It's a work in progress. It's all a work in progress.
Dahlia imperialis buds.
Do you think less of me for having a Brugmansia? Sometimes I think less of me for having it.
What about the bamboo? Do you think less of me for having bamboo?
In my defense, the Brugmansia was at least supposed to have pink flowers. Wayside Gardens sent me one with yellow flowers. I generally don't like ordering plants from catalogs or online*, but that's what happens when you drink and web-surf. (And the bamboo was my boyfriend's idea.)
*Unless it's Annie's Annuals, then I don't have any problem with it.
UPDATE: The Brugmansia flowers are pink-tinged after all. I didn't notice it until today. I'm sorry I disparaged Wayside Gardens for sending me the ordinary yellow when in fact I got the pinkish white just as I ordered.