Saturday, April 30, 2011

Strawberry Tower Re-do

Last year I planted my strawberry plants in one of those hanging pot tower things.
I didn't do well with the watering, and many died.

But those that lived did really well.

So, in March, I decided to try the pot stacking method (seen somewhere).
(you can see how the meshy strawberry tower just fell apart)

The small pot is just set in the larger one. (notice Princess Blu, my helper kitty)

 I also bought a pink blooming one (most strawberries bloom white),
hubby says the strawberry was very sweet,
and since these are for him, that is what matters...mostly:).

04/29/11 This set up is doing great. Some of the sad, dried up strawberry plants didn't make it.  . 

Watering from the top is easy, and I think all the plants are getting what they need.

top: Lemon Balm, Pink Blooming Ever bearing Strawberry; bottom: White Blooming Ever bearing Strawberries and Sedum.
I do want to add some more June bearing, most of what I have is Ever bearing, which is very sporadic.

Very pretty. 

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Lisa Loo said...

It IS very pretty!! So green---LOVE it! I am so overwhelmed at the thought of trying to get started on the outside of this new house. Trying to deep breath and take baby steps........

Olga Poltava said...

Wow, a pink blooming strawberry, I've never seen one like that. This year, I'm trying to grow strawberries too. I hope to get at least a few berries.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and your comment ;-)
Have a nice weekend!

Zinnia said...

Smart ide för jordgubbar! Önskar dig en välsignad helg! Zinnia

xinex said...

Good luck with your strawberries. They look good. I have some in my garden too and the fruits are very small....Christine

Tootsie said...

it is wonderful! thanks for linking in...and for the inspiration!!! I love the stacking pots thing...I must do this too!!!
have a great weekend!

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Hi Carla! Thanks for the great visit! I like your new strawberry pot arrangement. I think it should do really great! I have never seen strawberries that bloom pink. Pink is my favorite color so I would have bought them just because of that! Looks like you have a great garden going!

Janet, said...

That sounds interesting. I love strawberries. I have grown them in the ground before, but the weeds always take over. Maybe this will work, if I can just remember to water them, I'm bad at letting potted plants dry up.

agreenearth said...

What a great idea.

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

They will be delicious! Your garden is so nice looking.