In January, I visited my sister in Corpus Christi, Texas for her birthday. While I was there, the nice weather and the search for a unique birthday gift inspired me to get creative with my green thumbs. My design included a small garden in her front yard, with drought tolerant plants in pots to add color to her patio. Gardens4u working in January; that’s a first!
My sister is a mother of three and grandmother of three, working full-time as a nurse. Gardening is low on her priority list, so she wanted something easy to look after that would thrive in the Texas heat and drought. Succulents were perfect for the garden and patio pots. Here are a few pictures of my creations, including updates taken two months later…
patio planters with a dwarf bottle brush shrub and succulents:
garden plantings of succulents, with rocks and mulch:
Although it is always tricky working in a climate zone very different than the one you are accustomed to, I am thrilled to see that these plantings are thriving. The garden plants should be established by now so will require very little extra watering. However, soil and plant roots in pots dry out very quickly, so these will have to be watered when the soil feels dry.
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