Such soils may be highly mineralised but are low in nutrients so aloes do not need much fertilising to maintain growth. In a talk to the Greek Branch, The Mediterranean Garden editor, Caroline Harbouri, provided answers to all the practical questions you might have about container gardening and included a list of tried and tested plants for pots. A layer of small gravel or pebbles over the surface of the potting soil looks attractive and offers an extra degree of drainage around the rot-sensitive crown where the thick succulent roots join the rosettes of succulent leaves. tall and wide Hardiness Cold hardy in USDA zones 10 to 11. All the species described here form small low-growing rosettes that are usually regarded as stemless; many remain solitary for a good many years though eventually long-matured plants will produce offsets. Whether the amount of water is excessive depends not only on how much the plant is watered but also on how much water the soil in the pot holds. Principal among this group of under-appreciated plants are the small-growing succulents, and the dwarf aloes in particular. Most of these rhododendrons grow as epiphytes in their native habitats, which means that root confinement in a container is no problem at all. The most popular color? Calibrachoa’s trailing habit makes it ideal for hanging baskets. Follow the product’s instructions as to dilution carefully. All are exposed to full sun from morning to evening in summer, without any shade except that which neighbouring plants provide for one another. When grown in pots they can be watered normally but with care in a mix of ready-made cactus soil supplemented with perlite, sand and pumice or lava. Some clematis are suitable for growing in containers. Each pot features a contemporary geometric design created by the contrast of smooth cement and yellow granite terrazzo. Its mid-winter flowers are red and borne in short spikes that are sometimes candelabra-like in mature plants. Pelargoniums – which include the pot plants we usually call geraniums: I’ve found the ivy-leaved trailing ones withstand very hot sun best. A couple of days in moist soil is enough for the plant to get what it needs for its development. The easiest vireya of all for us is ‘Coral Flare’, as it is low-growing, not too heavy to move from sun to shade, from one season to another, and it always appears to have a flower or two. A lovely plant but so far hard to obtain if you can’t buy it from the locals making pocket money along the roadsides. An “ultra premium potting mix” has a number of additives including water-storing crystals, controlled-release fertiliser, etc. See more ideas about plants, climates, mediterranean. Active Interest Media Holdco, Inc. © Copyright 2021. Home / Plants / Mediterranean For Landscape enquiries please call 01279 792869 for a full quote Show 9 per page 12 per page 18 per page 30 per page Apart from this ants aren’t generally a nuisance to plants in pots. If you have saucers under your pots, remove them in autumn/winter so that the plant doesn’t sit around in water after rain. Trachycarpus Fortunei Palms. SMOKETREE (Cotinus coggygria ‘Golden Spirit’) 5. Cypress trees. I use an attachment to our hose (a wand with a spray-head) which concentrates water on a particular plant, like a shower, saves considerable time and means that there is no waste. Colors hold best in afternoon shade, but they tolerate full sun, too. For additional reports and articles on this subject please check out the (non-responsive) MGS Archive. Here in Melbourne, they are prone to various attacks – by blackbirds, snails, slugs, caterpillars and mealybugs, to name a few culprits – and can be devastated by a hail storm or excessive rain in winter. Last year my plant (which had been repotted over the years) was still flourishing and growing in a pot that had cracked from the extent of growth. I cut it back to soil level every winter. Salvia uliginosa Not only are they elegant ornaments, they work as perfect pots for your plants and flowers as they offer the necessary support and structure to allow your plants to prosper. Pinch it back. I very much like its large rich dark purple flowers with dramatic near-black calyces growing through the foliage and pink trumpets of a neighbouring Podranea ricasoliana. It is important to water each pot thoroughly and always to water before a 40-degree day, not a rescue mission afterwards. They can be moved to the shade in summer or to the sunny front garden in winter. 43 January 2006, Wildlife Gardening for Balconies and Gardens In fact I suspect that, unless fairly well watered in the garden, it may actually look better growing densely and lushly in a pot – in Monterey I saw it in many gardens but noted that it always seemed a bit straggly and meagre-looking. Instead I pierce more drainage holes in the bottom of the pots than those provided. To my eye there is nothing very farinaceous about ‘Victoria’ but the white-flowered plant has a floury look which makes me immediately understand its common name of Mealy Sage. This looks more attractive than an expanse of soil in a large container. David’s verdict was always that it was far too large for our modest courtyard. From memory, it was a type of Pinus mugo. Since for reasons of space as well as weight I cannot go on repotting infinitely into larger pots, all large shrubs that can’t be divided are submitted to a brutal regime every couple of years: I pull them out of their pots, chop off the lower third of their roots, prune the top growth by about a half to two-thirds, then replace them in the same pots with fresh soil. A mix for these plants may contain ready-made cactus soil, perlite, lava (fine), fine sand and generally materials that do not have sharp edges. By contrast, the salvias that I grow have all delighted me. tall, 16 to 24 in. Garden writer Sarah Guest started this process when she gave us our first stem cutting years ago, just as the handful of houseleeks she gave us even earlier initiated our quest for succulents. by Stavros Apostolou, translated from the Greek Cactus Forum, Small Aloes for Pot Gardens In their natural habitat they develop deep woody roots in order to survive the summer drought and do not need or want water. The astelia has flourished considering that it was bought in a tube from the Garden of St. Erth four years ago. 56 April 2009, Gardening in Pots in Melbourne Only one aloe, Aloe polyphylla, grows where there are regular snowfalls; all the rest have varying degrees of frost and cold resistance. Plants prefer a soil that is very well drained and are at risk of rot if not given such conditions. Once the heat of the summer is over I bring it forward again and it comes to life: as I write in November, it is covered in spikes of vermilion flowers. ... Mediterranean Garden Trees. There is ‘cactus soil’ available commercially which consists of purified peat, leaf mould and wood waste. When the plant shows signs of growing in the spring it is time to start watering, but very slowly at first so as not to cause a shock which can cause rotting. Growing Plants in Pots by Caroline Harbouri. The closely-packed leaves can be susceptible to rot induced by winter rains standing too long in the crown of the plant. Resistant to the elements, these heavy cement outdoor planters remain firmly in place for adding greenery to a terrace or balcony. Aloe aristata forms an open rosette of dark green leaves with white spotting on all the leaf surfaces and small bristles along the leaf margins, hence its common name of Lace Aloe. Acid-loving plants like gardenias and camellias need special, more acidic, soil (in Greece this is the kind called. Plants in other people’s gardens also have their impact. In a small container, the upright spikes of summer-blooming angelonia could be a focal point. It's a fast grower, so start with small plants. Whether you prefer white, pink or blue, like Whirlwind® series above, this is a great annual to drape over the edge of a mixed container. I had long yearned for an Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum) with its huge leaves and bright red midrib. Container gardening is an excellent way to grow Mediterranean plants in your garden. Where space is limited on a terrace, climbers are a great solution, grown on wires or trellises: Don’t forget annual climbers, easy to grow from seed. Carefully controlled intra-specific breeding is rescuing a species critically rare in its habitat around Witwatersberg and Pretoria. Salvia coerulea (syn. (Of course, if they’re in containers on your deck, you may have to sweep up fallen petals.). Endangered by changing land use and increasing population density, this species deserves a wider appreciation among gardeners in summer-dry climate regions of the world. Most commercially grown cacti and succulents are potted in peat and should be repotted immediately. Vaseline smeared round the rim of the pot is also said to deter them – but beware, it is all too easy to break pots when you pick them up forgetting that they have slippery Vaseline on them… Remember that slugs and snails congregate under the turned-down rims of plastic flower-pots. Type Tender perennial (usually grown as an annual) Blooms Burgundy, brown, gold, green and variegated leaves spring through fall Light Full sun to part shade Size 4 to 12 in. But in a larger combo it's a good supporting player, too. Some tough cactus and succulent species like Cereus, Opuntia, some Agave and Aloe have no special requirements in soil and can be planted in any blend and type of soil. Any roots which have been damaged during the transplanting operation need time to heal before they are doused in water. wide Hardiness Cold hardy in USDA zones 11 to 12. Aloe peglerae is another plant considered until now a collectors’ rarity. I brought my S. discolor down from my roof terrace last year to over-winter it in the more sheltered conditions of the courtyard. Of all my sages, S. elegans is the least happy on my sun-baked terrace in summer; considering that it comes from the highlands of Mexico, this is hardly surprising. The following can usually be found in garden centres: Regular dead-heading encourages prolonged flowering in many of these plants. Any plant list for a Mediterranean style garden would include Trees such as Olive Trees, Lemon and Orange Trees, Grape vines. Plants in plastic pots will need slightly less water than those in clay pots and care must be taken not to over-water them. 56 April 2009. Aphids (including greenfly, whitefly and the fat orange aphids found e.g. With consistent moisture, they’ll bloom until frost or the days get short. Both make unassumingly pretty pot plants, reasonably bushy with soft foliage, not much more than 18 inches tall and fairly free-flowering. The aim is to allow the plant to dry out quickly. If a plant shows signs of chlorosis (yellowing leaves), give iron: water-soluble iron for plants is available at all garden centres. It is a very appealing little plant superficially resembling Aloe humilis until flowering time, when it shows its distinctive brush of orange-red flowers with markedly exerted styles. We had many years of enjoyment from this dianella with its variegated strappy foliage all year round, more important than the flowers and berries which are less prolific than on the normal form. Rules of watering cacti and succulents: Repotting container-grown cacti and succulents I grow it mainly for its beautiful, large dark green leaves which have a wonderful crinkled texture and make a good contrast with the foliage of other plants around it. I feed regularly during the growing season and am a great advocate of liquid seaweed plant food. I’ve thus never attempted to grow either Salvia officinalis or S. triloba in a pot. We cut back this vigorous climber in winter, ensuring maximum light for a profusion of bright orange flowers to follow. Some flower in winter/spring, others in autumn, and most need a dry dormant period, so they can be hidden away, protected from the hottest sun. They have gained a “low maintenance” image but they do need regular repotting, fertilising and watering in warm weather. Crushed eggshells or coffee grounds placed on the soil around plants to some extent deter snails. Aloe melanacantha is a relative newcomer alongside the three old familiars above. A similar mix can be used for Lithops, Conophytum and Pleiospilos but with sand as well as perlite. Salvia madrensis These plants love the heat and don’t mind getting a bit dry, which makes them fantastic container plants. However there is one basic requirement for any soil mix: it must have such good drainage that it will have dried out within a day or two of watering. Tropical cactus like Hylocereus, Epiphyllum, Schlumbergera, Selenicereus, etc. Hardy Mediterranean garden plants include the date palm, of a size that makes it perfect for a balcony or patio, and the sweet-smelling oleander with its white, pink or red flowers. One advantage of container plants is that potting mixes can be varied according to plants’ individual needs. by Trevor Nottle reprinted from TMG No. Ariocarpus, Leuchtenbergia, some Mammillaria, Pterocactus etc., should be given a soil mixture with particularly excellent drainage, hence without extra peat moss or leaf mould, but anything sharp like stones and shells which are sometimes used to open the soil mix for better drainage should be avoided of fear of damaging the tuberous roots. wide Hardiness Cold hardy in USDA zones 10 to 11. Generally very affordable, they look best planted in shallow, broad pots clustered in groups of three to five – but ensure that there is room left for the plants to increase by natural off-setting. Before I note them one by one, I should describe briefly the manner in which my plants are grown. Aloe humilis is readily recognised by its silver-blue leaves, almost cylindrical in cross section, tapering narrowly at the apex and also slightly incurving. So, pick plants for fragrance as well as colour. The reason for this is that as the plant’s roots take up water, oxygen is drawn into the soil. by Caroline Harbouri Any petunia gives you lots of bang for your buck. Looking at our garden, I am aware of at least two plants which are thriving now but will require attention next year. We grow plants in pots because we believe the opposite. Salvia leucantha How to Design Beautiful Garden Planters I recall several ancient aunts who gardened in the era before tapped water supplies were available. Type Tender perennial (usually grown as an annual) Blooms Shades of Components of the soil mix can be: sand, perlite, a little leaf mould, a little peat, red soil, pumice stone, broken shells, cuttlefish bones, various Japanese soils such as Akadama, Kanuma, Kiryu and many others. Pots of bamboo make excellent additions to the Mediterranean garden too. But some true mediterranean plants can survive quite happily and many of the native bulbs can be enjoyed each spring if kept in pots. Both are cut down to soil level in winter. Most people’s reaction to pot culture is that it must be much harder work and more difficult to water than a conventional garden. It doesn’t need to be deadheaded, either. The entire garden takes me less than twenty minutes to water thoroughly. Always choose the size of the pot to fit the plant, in other words don’t put small plants in large pots. I cut it back whenever it seems to be getting too enormous and it rewards me by growing more lustily than ever. Ants ‘farm’ aphids for their sticky honeydew. Good drainage may also be assured by raising the pots on two bricks, or of course by using the pot stands available commercially. I’ve never grown this salvia in the ground – in a pot it likes a lot of water (to be expected, since it is commonly called the Bog Sage). Our variegated form of the Australian native Dianella tasmanica came from Rachel Howell (Rosevears, Tasmania) a number of years ago before it was stocked by general nurseries. When repotting cacti and succulents remove the plant carefully from the old pot and check the state of the roots. Type Tender perennial (usually grown as annual) Blooms White, lavender, pink, orange or red blooms from spring to fall Light Full sun Size 5 to 24 in. Again, winter flowering is the norm and the tubular and somewhat campanulate flowers are also red; flowering occurs when plants are mature, around 5-7 years from seedling stage. It is a wonderfully handsome plant, the very prince of salvias, with pale undersides to its matt green leaves, white stems and fine black flowers in pale jade-green calyces. The restriction of a pot prevents the plant from making its deep roots. Check plants for aphids and scale insect before you buy them. She grew it from seed acquired from Scotland and it is a particularly strong form. Aloe pratensis is not so widely grown but is worth looking out for. Plant These Beauties for a Mediterranean Garden That’ll Thrive in the West. Propagation as for Aloe aristata. http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/articles/containers/all/meet-8-of-the-best-container-plants/, Container Plants You Don't Have to Deadhead. tall, 10 to 30 in. C. cinerea) should be watered once every three weeks and then only very lightly. In hot sunny conditions plants do best when their pots are placed close together since each plant provides some shade and atmospheric moisture to its neighbour. Container Plants You Don't Have to Deadhead 2. Of course there are always exceptions such as Astrophytum, Ariocarpus, Copiapoa, Aztekium, Lophophora and generally the more susceptible cacti which need less water than other plants and should be watered only every 15 days or even less frequently. I also use it when potting up a new plant or repotting, to help develop a healthy root system. Tomah Botanic Garden in 1998), which graduated to a spot on our front wall where it could no longer harm us as we moved through the front courtyard. To a gardener, all plants are stars. The pineapple sage – though I can’t say it smells very strongly of pineapple to me. To cheer myself up, and to encourage others too, I have been looking back to our forebears’ practice of growing collections of potted plants. Cascades of burgundy, brown, gold or variegated leaves make this tender perennial popular. Pots dry out quicker than garden areas and need frequent watering. Having said that, it is always worth experimenting with any plant that you’d really like to grow…. Sterilise pots that you are going to re-use with boiling water, including under the rims. Only the brave-hearted will contemplate inducing multiplication by mutilation of the central growing point, but it is by this means that new side growths can be stimulated into appearing – eventually. wide Hardiness Cold hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11. Popular plants include : Agaves. Succulents need more water and during the summer can be watered twice or three times a week depending on the heat, shade, pollution etc. (See below). In their natural environment cacti and succulents are adapted to resist long periods of drought and can find enough moisture from a single rainfall or even from the humidity in the air to maintain life, grow, flourish and multiply. I have always grown a range of succulents and cacti, loving the architectural form of agaves, aloes, furcraeas and puyas (despite their vicious spikes). Spination is largely confined to the leaf margins and the back ridge of the leaves towards the apex. For example, cacti and succulents with tuberous roots, e.g. CANARY ISLAND FOXGLOVE (Isoplexis canariensis) 6. may need additional water given by sprays on the upper part of the plant on very hot days. We have allowed them to crumble and fade, resembling the pink stucco on old Venetian villas in Corfu. Where woody stems are affected, wipe the stem with cotton wool soaked in alcohol. The old leaves turn papery and silvery as they age and dry out, while the leaf tips take on the appearance of being white-awned as they become dry. You can repeat this treatment every two or three years. The down-turned rims of plastic pots can also harbour eggs of scale insects and other pests. It disappeared on New Year’s Eve (during the day) when David and I were walking in Sherbrooke Forest! A pine up high, beneath the ornamental grapevine, began life as a bonsai many years ago (it has not been repotted since our previous garden and just manages to survive). Since being repotted it has quadrupled in size. tall, 18 to 72 in. In Melbourne, I use Maxicrop or Seasol, not only as a food but as a tonic when plants are not doing too well. If I could grow only one salvia, then this would be it. David, my husband, salvaged concrete bricks from building sites to build rising platforms which were capped with old slate hearth stones, rendered and painted Venetian pink. As an experiment with our grass tree (. ‘Cristo Rey’, which was bred in Wollongong, New South Wales, has its own microclimate in our front courtyard. Brugmansias (commonly sold as daturas: properly speaking, brugmansias have pendent trumpets and daturas up-turned ones) – wonderfully scented in the evening, Plumbago (sometimes burnt to the soil level by frost but usually comes back in spring). When looking for plants for pots, we are most influenced by foliage. Salvia officinalis subsp. The Mediterranean climate is so agreeable that seating areas are essential. We were influenced by the pot gardens we see in Greece, whether in Crete, Corfu, Parga or Delphi where pots are often arranged on different levels, filling flights of steps, ledges on walls and windowsills. This aloe produces offsets freely so that solitary plants quickly form clumps. Persian shield overwinters nicely indoors as a houseplant. have carefully selected these products for their usefulness and quality. We were introduced to the toughness of vireya rhododendrons in pots by Jenny Walker, who had her nursery in High Street, Prahran, for many years until early in 2005. by Caroline Harbouri An injured root is prone to rot after watering. The secret is a little work every day, with a vigilant eye for pests and diseases (David does a “slug patrol” with a torch most nights), regular dead-heading, pruning, removal of dead leaves, feeding and watering. A Gallery of varieties and cultivars of Salvia, many of which would be suited to growing in pots, can be found here. One is a small-leaved white-flowered plant with something of the twiggy habit of Salvia microphylla although its leaves are not aromatic); one resembles S. microphylla in leaves and form and has microphylla-type flowers, though slightly larger, that are somewhere between ivory and very pale creamy yellow; and one is a tough-looking plant with wiry stems and small purple flowers. Nov 26, 2016 - Explore Sean O'Hara's board "plants for mediterranean climate gardens", followed by 155 people on Pinterest. All the plants on the roof terrace are in plastic pots (I do hate plastic pots and would much prefer terracotta but, given that I have a great many plants, I had to take into account the very substantial difference in weight between plastic and terracotta, grit my teeth and go for plastic). These plants can become as addictive as succulents. Type Tender perennial (usually grown as an annual) Blooms White, pink or red flowers late spring through fall Light Full sun Size 10 to 24 in. Sterilise your secateurs and saw every so often to avoid spreading pests, either with boiling water (in which case dry carefully at once) or by wiping them with alcohol. If you like baby’s breath as a filler in your bouquets, you’ll love this annual euphorbia in your mixed containers. They also don’t like the regular watering which pot cultivation makes necessary. Inspired by the colors of the Riviera, our intricately detailed Mediterranean Planters bring a burst of warm, vibrant color to your deck, patio or entryway. All you have to do is choose your favorite color. Mediterranean gardens centre on gravel and paving instead of grass, with plenty of plants in pots, so go for terracotta tiling in warm, pinky-reds and stock up on clay pots. Rivalling the olive as a Mediterranean icon, cypresses are striking evergreens that … It’s a thirsty plant which rapidly spreads to fill its pot and has to be divided. 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