Saturday, February 6, 2010

Empty Little Pocket Garden

Last fall this little planter was the location of a big leak and had to have all the shrubs that were in it removed and the soil dug out. This has resulted in an empty (except for a few weeds) little planter on the side of the steps leading to the gravel garden in SJC. I am looking forward to planting some sort of shade garden here with plants that will be viewed at waist level. It allows for small, interesting plants that may typically get lost to the eye in a ground level garden. While it is raining this week I will be looking through gardening books for a bit of inspiration.

9 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I love starting new gardens. You can be creative and selective with a bare place to start. Can't wait to see it filled up.

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CiNdEe said...

Looks like a fun project for you and I know it will be just beautiful when you get it done(-:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Isn't it fun to have some empty space with which to play? It'll be fun to see what you come up with and watch it grow with you.

Blossom said...

Don't forget to show us what you came up with ...

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sheila, I shall be most intrigued to see what you finally decide to include in your planter. It is always such fun to have the opportunity to try out something new.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

A blank slate (especially when not 'too' large & overwhelming) is exciting. Hope you find some great shade-loving plants to suit your climate, and your fancy;-)

Pam's English Garden said...

A "Pocket Garden" with plants at waist level ... sounds adorable. Now I want a pocket garden. So many choices for shade ... bleeding heart (Dicentra), astilbe, heuchera, and maybe some tiarella (foam flower). These do well in the NE - I don't know about CA. Can't wait to see what you pick.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

I don't know why I didn't mention this when I was here earlier, Sheila...but I'd like to invite you to participate in the garden bloggers sustainable living project I'm currently having on my blog. I hope you'll come by:-) Jan