You’ve all heard the old adage, “His/her eyes were bigger than her stomach!” used when someone isn’t as hungry as they thought they were. Well, in my case, my eyes are bigger than my garden.
I spent some time on Veseys (Canada) site this morning, wishing I’d win the lottery. There are so many spectacular new varieties of flowering plants, shrubs, veggies, etc. every year — I want that…and that…oh, and THAT! I did make a short Wish List — obviously, when you garden on a balcony, your list CAN only be short — and it included the following. (All photos from Vesey’s site…click on each photo to take you to Vesey’s descriptions, etc.)
I would like to have 3 or 4 of these hanging tomato planters — they could hang in full or partial sun from the floor of the balcony above and be a practical use of vertical space. If you can’t go outward, go up, right?
I also liked the idea of Vesey’s “windowbox tomatos” — they’d take up no more space than a large pot of flowers.
Loving color in the garden, as I do, I was quite taken with these Haws 1 litre heritage watering cans — they’re a good size for getting into planted pots or hanging baskets. I didn’t include them here, but Veseys also sell 50′ hoses in the same colors. Fine for a larger garden.
Of all the many, many flowers I’d love to have in a garden, particularly some of the new varieties, this new Lantana ‘Pink Caprice’ (below) really caught my eye. I think it would be glorious combined with Lantana ‘Citrus Blend’ … and something blue.
Now, if funds and space were no object, I saw a few other plants I’d absolutely put on my Must Have list:
How about you? Is there a plant that’s an absolute Must Have for this year’s garden?