Contributed by Tim Wholey
Reflecting on this past summer, one word jumps out – RAIN – or more specifically, the lack of it. It was one of the hottest and driest on record. We added “deep watering” to our garden maintenance regime this past summer and let many hoses trickle on plants at our clients’ homes during this severe drought. Even with hoses and an irrigation system, the lack of rain has been hard on gardens. The poor plants just looked hot and brown!
This brings me to my passion: outdoor containers. I love that containers are easy to water, require very little water overall – and it doesn’t take much time! Quite different than large gardens!
With our fall container season starting this week, I have to say that I’m looking forward to it this year more than ever. I’ve just started replacing summer blooms with flowers reflecting all the colors of the new season: golds, yellows, reds, oranges and purples. It has been a welcome change for all of us.
Consider the ease and beauty burst of a container for this fall at your house – I’d love to work with you!