My September "end of month favorites" feature was on the dish planters I designed earlier in the summer...
At the time I mentioned their days in the sun were numbered, and indeed they've now been moved inside (something else in the already cramped basement). But I couldn't just let those posts/bases spend all winter empty now could I? (remember, plant void = bad)...nope, had to fill them up...
Thinking ahead I'd I picked up three more "dishes" at Linnton Feed & Seed and started brainstorming what I could plant in them. Many ideas made their way through my brain but I kept coming back to the lush, green, Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea' spotted at Garden Fever.
And of course, because I couldn't be happy with just a single plant, I walked around the garden looking for things to add in. A bit of black mondo (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') and Saxifraga x urbium 'Aureopunctata' seemed to round out the plantings nicely.
The spikemoss is still the star though.
(as a side-note...why is black mondo still so damn expensive!?!??)
The finished dishes in their place.
I do hope they'll fill out a bit over winter.
And darn it I need to get out there and lift the non-hardy Agaves that made their way into the ground this year...!
Weather Diary, Nov 6: Hi 49, Low 39/ Precip trace
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