Monday, August 3, 2009

The deck gets green

Last weekend we got two new pots for the deck, bringing us to saturation point for a balcony that is 16 feet long and 4 feet wide. The pots, a good deal from Home Depot, look like stone but are pure plastic and incredibly light.

Dabbling in some succulent rescue, I picked up an overgrown jade plant and cut off a bunch of its arms, which then languished in a tray for three weeks but did not die (this is called 'callusing'), which in my opinion makes succulents kind of creepy. That and the name. Succulent.

I stuck all of the bits and parts into one of the new pots. The mommy jade plant is already sprouting new arms. This may be my perfect plant - happiest when chopped up and denied water.

The white pot on the end is sown with arugula and micro greens. I don't know which are which and I don't have the heart to harvest the micros.

And here is our fountain, built by Tom. You'll never guess what it was in its former life.


  1. those pics remind me of my sister's apt in the city!! love your great blog ~~

  2. Thanks much. You have a gorgeous blog yourself.

  3. now, I need to know - what was the fountain?


  4. I will reveal the answer Thursday.

  5. FROM THE RIGHT BANKAugust 5, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    You big tease! I want to know now . . . And callusing succulents? Sounds kinda dirty.

  6. thriftylittleblogAugust 5, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    It looks beautiful out there! You're right, I won't ever guess what that fountain was made from. I'm excited to come back and see how you made it!