Jon Maxwell, MG class of 2015, is one of the leaders of The Raincatcher’s Garden. Below he is sharing pictures of his home landscape.
In August, do you feel like I do? Your yard is a wilting mess and you want to throw in the trowel!
Jon recognizes the same challenges and reminded me this is a portfolio of his garden taken over many months.
Here’s a late summer tip: Jon says, ” August is a trial because our water is alkaline so I plan ahead to catch rain water in multiple 5 gallon buckets and use it to water planters and hanging baskets.”
As for his stunning summer flower pots; Jon writes “Each year, other than this one due to the virus, I try to make visual statements that draw your eye to the container. Notice the Brazilian Plume with wild pink slender petals. My two plants are now 4 years old. I try to carry them over each winter without a greenhouse.”
Thank you, Jon.
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