I don’t have any containers filled with flowering annuals. 令人震惊的不是吗?

这有几个原因, the most important one is that I prefer using relatively fuss-free 植物s that look great all year in my pots.  

I don’t have much patience for high-maintenance containers. In particular, ones with flowering annuals that need frequent irrigation. Not to mention deadheading of spent flowers and having to change them out seasonally. 但是,我喜欢他们的样子.



My inclination to avoid flowering annuals in my own garden has to do with my past and no, 没什么可耻的.

这和我过去的工作有关. 五年来,我负责45个罐子. Each container was always be filled with colorful flowers.

Believe me, keeping all of those pots looking beautiful was a lot of work! Countless trips to the nursery, fertilizing, watering and replacing them twice a year got tiresome. Not to mention that I broke my foot when I tripping on a curb, while loading flats of flowers. 

So, it may not come as a surprise that I prefer using succulent 植物s in my pots.

Victoria 龙舌兰 'Compacta' 容器用的小型肉质植物


Much of my inspiration for using succulent 植物s in containers come from those at the Desert Botanical Garden as shown in the photo above and below.

龙舌兰s are some of my favorite succulent 植物s and the smaller species do very well in containers.


In an article I wrote for Houzz, I list my ten favorite small agaves for Houzz 适合在盆栽中生长.

I hope you enjoy it and find one that is perfect for you!


诺艾尔约翰逊, 又名, “AZ植物女士”是一名园艺师, 认证树艺家, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, 成长, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, 干燥的气候. 她是通过她来做这件事的 咨询服务她的在线课程 101年betway苹果下载和她每月的会员俱乐部, 穿过花园门. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
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