Joe’s Exuberant Buffalo Backyard – FineGardening

At the moment we’re in Buffalo, New York, visiting with Joe Hopkins.

We’ve visited with Joe earlier than (Coloration-Blind Plant Combos). He gardens on a small, city lot and is partially coloration blind, however he turns these potential difficulties into strengths with fearless coloration combos and utilizing numerous pots to remodel a paved driveway into extra backyard house. Along with over 100 pots crammed with crops, he additionally will get inventive with nontraditional containers, together with twelve totally different foam wig varieties became planters!

backyard seating area surrounded by many potted plantsIt’s laborious to consider all this house is definitely a driveway! Massing pots collectively with some chairs, tables, and even a lamp transforms this clean house right into a backyard.

large grouping of containers with foliage plantsThere are not any flowers in sight amongst this cluster of pots—solely unbelievable coloration from a big selection of foliage.

outdoor room covered in plantsThis house is a full-on lounge outdoors, with crops threatening to swallow up all of the furnishings, making it a lush jungle expertise.

paved driveway covered with large group of container plantsA little bit of the blacktop driveway is uncovered—earlier than it vanishes beneath a wall of crops in pots.

colorful mannequin heads used as planter potsBuffalo gardens are well-known for his or her cheerful, inventive takes on backyard design. That is certainly a main instance, with foam wig varieties remodeled into planters.

succulent growing in a blue head planterSelecting a succulent plant for a nontraditional container like this works nicely, as a result of the small quantity of soil will dry out rapidly.

sedum growing in a purple head planter potA bit paint, some over-the-top sun shades, and a mass of sedum for hair

ornamental grass growing in a yellow head planter potAn explosion of blue decorative grass makes a coiffure for this yellow wig head.


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