Of all the wonderful things my mother was, an exemplary housekeeper was not one of them. Yes, she kept things clean and neat, the laundry done and good meals cooked, but Mama liked stacks of stuff: magazines to read, bills to pay, pictures she could use for art ideas.
Mama also liked things that attracted dust: dried flowers, baskets and most anything under the general header of whatnots. My mother came by these tendencies quite naturally. Her mother, my grandmother, was the same way.
One of the garden trends that has taken hold over the past couple of years, other than raised beds and vertical gardening, is the concept of container gardening. The term “container gardening” can be used to represent a small group of containers on a patio or even many containers placed throughout the landscape.