Belladonna decided to stay in the Grand Rapids area over the summer. That bums me out because I really enjoy her company.
Then she said that she missed the green and growing. She asked if I thought it was possible for her to have a few plants on her front porch.
We made a quick trip to Hastay's Greenhouse. Belladonna consulted with Roger Hastay and followed his advice. He suggesed species. She picked colors.
|Holes were drilled in the bottoms of the pots for drainage. A couple of inches of limestone chips were added for ballast and drainage.|
|Based on Belladonna's description of the amount of sunlight she expected, Roger steered her away from geraniums and toward Sunpatiens. With a maximum height of 24" they will not overpower the pot. Bella does not anticipate any problems chopping back the basil to keep the pot visually balanced.|
|Noting the aqua tones of the pots Belladonna had chosen, Roger suggested that Sweet Alyssum would almost look like foam on a cresting wave as it spilled out of the pot...and add a nice fragrance to the mix. This is the pot that received the Golden Lemon Thyme. It is in the ten-o'clock position.|
|These will be spectacular after they size up a bit. She knows to turn them a quarter turn each day so they don't get lopsided.|