Gardenyard Plant ID: What’s In The Reclaimed Barrel Planter?

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After all the heavy lifting and tamping to get Gardenyard’s ground set into place, I mustered up some more effort and visited my local big box retail garden center to select the first crop of plants for my container garden. The stone floors needed some softening and plants were the best way to do it.

 

The yellow from these Marigolds act as the pop of the color.

The yellow from these Marigolds act as the pop of color.

Liriope 'Variegated Aztec' is joined by a Dusty Miller on the right.

Liriope ‘Variegated Aztec’ is joined by a Dusty Miller on the right.

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Summer Sunset' will be filling and spilling once it grows in.

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Summer Sunset’ will be filling and spilling once it grows in.

The Arizona Cypress (Cupressus arizonica) brings some much needed height in this container garden.

 

In addition to the reclaimed barrel and plants, I relied on some other container gardening basics. The first and most important is soil. I chose a garden potting soil mix for this task. The other basic is aesthetic in nature and consist of three steps: thrill, fill and spill.

That’s it for now. I’ll offer more tips and advice as I get more comfortable getting dirty in the garden.

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