Cool Container Town

Containerville on the deck

It’s been a super long time since I’ve blogged, but we’re trying to get back in action again. After losing the battery charger for our DSLR camera for six months it was miraculously found and I took some pics of the backyard recently including the deck. When you are fortunate enough to work for a very nice garden center, sometimes pots get chipped or otherwise compromised in transit. That means employees get to take them home or they go in the trash. None of our pots are perfect with the exception of the terracotta pots are all cool hand-me-downs. All of the others have chips, cracks and other “issues”. Many of the filler plants are rescues from the plant hospital at Flora Grubb Gardens.

Cussonia spicata & friends

I have never loved a weird tree so much. This is our bathroom window. One night I was having beverages at Flora Grubb Gardens and decided Cussonia spicata was the perfect plant for the bathroom screening container. I can’t believe how huge it’s grown so quickly. I’ve always loved the scent of Pelargonium tomentosum and finally planted one in the turquoise container.

Greenovia aurea

I’m not 100% this is Greenovia aurea. Our plant geek friend Derek of Plantgasm moved to Oregon and we inherited a bunch of his fabulous plants including this one. So darn cute.

Euphorbia clandestina

I’m a Euphorbiaholic. I can never have enough. That cool cresty Graptopetalum paraguayense in the background is also from Derek. I think it may have been one of our original La Playa Garden plants. We got quite a few of our old succulents back, which was really cool.


I can’t remember the name of the tall reddish guy in there, but I like it. Can anyone help me out?

African Blue Basil Bloom

A few months back I planted this guy and it just keeps blooming and blooming and blooming. The bees love it.

Othonna sp.

Love this cute thing I grabbed from the hospital at Flora Grubb Gardens. It’s been blooming like crazy this fall and winter. Hopefully you’ll be hearing from us more often here.