Winter Garden Meet & Greet

We’ve been meaning to share our garden with you for a while now, so these pictures from early December are a little outdated. Austin has seen a fairly mild winter thus far, so other than bringing in some plants for a few below-freezing nights, the upkeep has been easy and the garden looks the same for the most part.I found the shelf above at Goodwill for $4.99 and grabbed it with these plants in mind. Any type of vertical shelving is really useful if you are working in a small space like ours.

Musa Basjoo Banana Tree

We aren’t sure what type of cactus this is, so we call it Daddy Cactus.

Our Acid Orange Tree

“Curly Baby” aka we don’t know the name of this one

Succulent cuttings [we cut and re-rooted one succulent to turn it into several little ones]

Lilyturf perennial, part sun, tall height, summer bloomer, drought tolerant, deer resistent, water weekly during dry spells

A succulent we grabbed at IKEA for $1.99- it’s not doing so well

Sedum: Little Gray Stonecrop low spreading evergreen ground cover: tiny white starry bloom; full/ part sun; well-drained soil, little water, spread; excellent for containers, rock gardens, and between paving stones

Campfire Plant tender succulent, part sun to part shade, cut back occasionally

An aloe tree brought all the way from San Francisco

Different view of the aloe tree

Coppertone Stonecrop tender perennials, full sun, drought tolerant, suitable for xeriscaping, winter hardiness: 25-30, keep the soil very dry to maintain the health, great plant for succulent garden or container.

Meyer Improved Dwarf Lemon Tree full sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight); Water usage: semi-moist; Bloom time: spring; Spacing: 5-8″; Growth rate: medium; Average size: 5-8″ x 5-8″; Cold hardiness: 32; Pruning: remove the shoots below the graft; Fertilization: spring, summer and fall

Indian Rubber Plant prefers indirect light, moderately moist soil, and warm home temperatures of 70-75 degrees

Part II coming soon…