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I'm doing garden entirely in container pots. Pots on ground, pots on other pots, pots hanging from trees, pots on roof of cellar entrance. This way I can control soil quality and keep water ON plants instead of soaking into thirsty ground. This also will let me rotate plants as they come into bloom or fade, and most importantly, lets me move plants from one spot to another if my original idea didn't work.
So far I have bleeding hearts, hostas, lilies of valley, grape hyacinth and another bulb I can't remember. There's one pot of yellow tulips salvaged from an end-of-season sale that's doing remarkably well. Finally, there are three large pots of bush peas. Soon to come are some ferns and tuberous begonias. There's no furniture, but we have two cast iron hibachis, so we can cook and eat like John Coulter did when he came through here in early 19th century - meat roasted over fire and butt firmly on ground.
Who was John Coulter, you ask? He was no gardener. He was young man who left Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery before they got back to St. Louis and walked back to Rocky Mountains to discover Yellowstone, via what was to become Cody, WY.
Written by Mary-Denise Smith. © 2004 Electronic Perceptions
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