Hancock County Seniors Center


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!


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