Former Plant Ghetto Residents

by Cynthia

Recently I wrote about my sad little spot on my deck that I had dubbed my plant ghetto. When I wrote that post I showcased a container that was recently potted with some residents from the plant ghetto. Well, those former residents have grown up rather nicely and are now happily enjoying their new home. In fact they are one my star container plants right now as you can see in their current picture below.

Container after it was first planted









plant ghetto plants today


 This container consists of one Chinese forget-me-not ‘Firmament’ (Cynoglossum amabile), one Prince John viola (Viola cornuta), and two bunny tail grasses (Lagurus ovatus). I am quite pleased with how this combination is performing right now. I just love the yellow of the violas next to the blue of the forget-me-nots. The bunny tail grass is so much fun too. The tops are cute like a bunny’s tail and just as soft. This particular grass is an annual and I will definitely be saving some seeds from it for next year.

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Lacey August 12, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Wow! That container looks fabulous! I’m stealing your idea and planting one just like it next year! And is that a cape fuschia in the background? I’ve relegated one of those to a pot as well, lol.

Thank you Lacey! I love the way this container turned out. I have been calling it my “little cottage garden in a pot” as that is what it makes me think of! And you are right that is a cape fuschia in the background. Wow, good eyes! :-) I like the soft yellow color of its flowers. It looks really nice against a pink salvia that you can sort of see in the far right hand corner. -Cindy


Gardening By Mistake August 12, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Lovely! Puts my own pot ghetto to shame, for sure. We’ve got a cool weekend coming up and I’m hoping to relocate those sad plants to happier, permanent garden homes.

Thanks! Hope your ghetto plants like their new found homes. :-) -Cindy


perennialgardenlover August 12, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Wow, those aren’t the plant ghetto anymore Cindy. They look great. I love the great color combinations you put together.

Thank you PGL! I think I must like those color combinations a lot as I find myself using them over and over. -Cindy


Kanak August 13, 2008 at 2:44 am

What a beautiful combination of colors! Visiting your lovely site has given me an idea of what I should do in the coming days. Thanks.

Thank you Kanak. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. :-) -Cindy


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