My Well-Watered Garden

My Well-Watered GardenBecause I can’t manage to pay attention to the weather forecast, I spent what passed for the nice day this weekend indoors and ended up planting my container garden in the pouring rain on Sunday afternoon. In my defense, Saturday was gray, cloudy, and cool, so mistaking it for a crappy day was pretty easy.

Provided that my poor plants didn’t drown in the 24 hours of rain that followed their move from their little garden-store pots into their big ones, I should have a pretty nice haul come August. Here’s what I planted:


  • grape tomatoes (two bushes)
  • yellow bell peppers
  • jalapeño peppers
  • chili peppers
  • basil (sweet, Genovese, and Thai varieties)
  • rosemary (My old plant did not survive the winter, oddly enough, given that it was pretty mild and it had already lived through worse.)
  • lemongrass
  • Vietnamese coriander (This one is completely new to me, but its little stake said it could be used in place of cilantro, and since cilantro — which I love — grows badly in this climate, I thought I’d give it a try.)

Inedible, but pretty:

  • red geranium (I initially thought I only wanted one, but it’s so lovely that I am going to do a window box of them too, I think.)
  • superbelles (These look like miniature petunias, and are remarkably hardy — though they are annuals, a few survived the winter and were potted in with some newcomers in my hanging basket.)


  • sage
  • French tarragon
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • mint

One thought on “My Well-Watered Garden

  1. Mom May 14, 2008 / 1:30 pm

    Looks lovely — that surely is an abundant amount of plants! Come on sun!!!!

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