All summer long on my wish-I-could-get-around-to-it list was to re-vamp the container arrangements on my back lanai. It was an idea I never got around to tackling. Until this week.
The photos on the left portray how extremely root bound the existing plants were. Do you think a plant might be too old if the roots perfectly mold to the shape of the container? The photos on the right are the newly potted up plants.
I am always looking for ways to avoid dragging the hose around every other day to irrigate thirsty container plants. The photo in the center is a container I put together last summer and rainfall has proven to be sufficient for this combination of plants.
With that in mind, I replaced every container on the back lanai with a mixture of bromeliads and other drought resistant plants that will survive mostly on rainfall. It will take a while for them to look full but in the meantime it is a huge job crossed off the never ending to-do's.
Plants combined with bromeliads:
Foxtail Fern (Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers')
Dragon's Breath Hemigraphis
Florida Sedum Gold
Carex Oshimensis 'Gold Strike'
Cordyline 'Red Star'
Macho Fern Nephrolepsis biserrata
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine