Fall is just around the corner, so I’m trying to figure out how to pick the right shade plants. I have some space left to add some plants but with the seasons changing, my little balcony will soon be in shade most of the day. This is probably a good time to add shade plants to my garden. Keep on reading!
As I stated in my last post, I am planning on changing things up here at Gardening Limited. I am planning on adding other topics besides gardening. One of these topics will be about blogging. Keep on reading!
Ok, so I know this blog post will be a little different than the others since it’s not focused on gardening per se. I will mention gardening though. I also want to mention some things you may not know about me as well here. Keep on reading!
August is my birthday month. If you didn’t know already, the beautiful and hardy gladiolus is the flower for the month of August. So, in honor of my birth month and others born in August, I want to tell you all about the hardy gladiolus and how to care for them. Keep on reading!
I never thought much about types of succulent plants while growing up, since they all seemed ugly and sharp, from what I remember. I’ve noticed that many people include these desert plants in their gardens here in Southern California. Since getting into gardening, I have delightfully discovered that there are many types of succulent plants available.
Not all succulents are hard on the eyes and pointy, thankfully. Succulents come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. I have found a huge variety of beautiful succulents that grow well in container gardens.
Despite the limited gardening space I have right now, I am on a quest to find more areas for plants. There is one wall opposite the shelf my hubby built that is bare and we’ve talked about putting a vertical garden on that wall. Today I want to discuss cheap vertical gardening ideas.
If you’ve checked out my recent video, you know how small my urban garden is. There is the shelf my hubby built against one wall of our balcony, the two by four he put up so I can use my dollar store shelf pots, and the plants on the ground. The wall opposite the shelf has still been unused, which hubby and I have talked about putting a vertical garden there.
When I think of gardens, I can picture the lush English gardens from those period movies such as Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. I didn’t even know small space gardening was a thing until I got into it. I am still learning the ins and outs of urban gardening but thought I would give you some ideas on plants for container gardening.
Ever since I got serious about gardening, I pretty much have been buying small plants I think are pretty, get a small container and hope to not kill the plant. Right now my garden consists of succulents, some tropical plants, then a small variety of small flowering plants that look like they would grow well in containers.
I was lucky enough to go on two family trips to Hawaii when I was younger. I still remember getting off the airplane to be greeted by a Hawaiian woman who put a beautiful lei of plumeria flowers around my neck, as well as all those plastic plumeria flower souvenirs in many of the souvenir shops all over the islands. I now enjoy my own plumerias in my backyard and would love to share my plumeria care tips with you. Keep on reading!
I’ve gotten several compliments about how great my photos are here on my gardening blog. I appreciate the comments but many of the photos are not my own, but from commercial free sites like Pixabay. I’m wanting to learn to take more and better flower and garden photos and thought I would share my thoughts on how to achieve this.
As a side note, all the pictures on this particular blog are from me and my husband.
A Diverse and Hardy Plant
I love the diversity and beauty of hardy desert plants that are available to gardeners in California. One of these plants that keep showing up in my little garden are kalanchoes. Since I have several of these in varying stages of growth, I thought I would write a blog about how to care for kalanchoe plants.
I’ve seen several variations of these plants. I will be focusing on the types of kalanchoes with pretty little flowers, some that look like tiny roses. During my research I’ve discovered there are many types of kalanchoes.