I have had the great pleasure of working with Lisa Koen and her kindergarten students at East Central Lower Elementary. We started a new Children’s Garden at the school. The kids have been so engaged! Today was our last day in the garden before these little folks head to First Grade.
I spent a pleasant morning at the Hancock County Seniors Center in Bay St. Louis yesterday. Over 40 folks were interested in learning about container gardening. We put together a quick and easy herb garden…all contained in a single strawberry pot!
We also did a big bowl of sun coleus. ‘Electric Lime” was a popular variety. I trimmed all the plants before potting them up. The gardeners in the room anxiously grabbed up the cuttings to take home to root.
Just for fun I assembled a “Cheater’s Container”. I used a small galvanized tub with a handle. In it I placed a couple of coleus plants and a dusty miller in the middle. Topping it off with some Spanish moss will give it a finishing touch. It’s a great example of how everyday household objects can be turned into an instant garden!