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.
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!