Clouds in the sky don't always mean rain in the Southwest. But these first apples on my (SWG's Teresa Odle) tree need some moisture to ripen. If we are lucky, we will have a half-dozen apples and a few peaches this year.
Southwest gardeners are very dependent on weather -- to set fruit in winter, keep it from freezing in our wacky springs, and to keep all our plants healthy and flowering or fruiting.
We can't control the weather, but we can do our best to help our plants through periods of drought and persistent heat (this week on our blog). Let's hope there is a photo of a (mini) apple pie in a future post! Come on, monsoons... ... See MoreSee Less
There is so much to love about this snapshot of Rob Proctor's garden in Denver. He and partner David Macke had more than 600 containers, and they knew how to use them! One is a table for a seating area, and a few have a formal feel.
Still other containers match in a line (spot the ones right in the middle on the brick patio). It takes some practice and skill to incorporate containers into living areas and the landscape as well as Rob and David have, but it is so worth it.
You could return to this garden a dozen times and see something you've never noticed before. Each time, you would delight in how it all comes together. We might not have 600 containers in our gardens, but why not get more creative with those you have? #containergardening #swgardening #gbfling2019 ... See MoreSee Less