Apartment Gardening

As it’s been getting colder, my outdoor plants have been getting close to the end of their lives. This afternoon I pulled out most of the old stuff and planted tulip bulbs!

summerflowers
Summer plants – alyssum and coleus. I bought little plugs at the beginning of the summer and they were very happy here, where they had sun for about 4-6 hours from morning to early afternoon. 
I had to be a little strategic about the placement because it wouldn't be ideal for them to try to grow up through the wire.
I had to be a little strategic about the bulb placement because it won’t do for them to try to grow up through the wire. I also had to be very careful about not digging so aggressively that the whole planter would fall down.
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I left the creeping Jenny in this one because I can’t remember if it’s supposed to grow back or not. It used to look much nicer than this, but is deteriorating as it gets colder. If it does survive, hopefully it doesn’t choke out the bulbs. It likes lots of water and I think that’s why my other flowers in this planter never grew.
Tulip Projection
For your convenience, I made a photo-realistic rendering of what it will look like if everything makes it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I just have to wait all winter. Luckily I still have all of my indoor plants to hang out with while it’s cold.

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