|Mixing it up in a Lechuza planter.|
I also added Growstone Soil Aerator, concentrating it toward the center where I planted a Eucomis pole evansii. Eucomis loves excellent drainage, and this 5-footer is no exception. Just to be sure no water would pool at the base of the plant, I mixed in a bit of Growstone's Gnat Nix. Growstone's products are manufactured with 98% waste materials, replacing strip-mined materials like pumice and perlite, reducing environmental degradation. The product consists largely of recycled glass bottles, allowing for a large amount of waste out of the landfills. I was sent a few different sizes to try this year, and it's really looking good as a drainage improver. When my seedlings were growing indoors, I sprinkled about 1/4" of Gnat Nix around my seedlings, and didn't see any more fungus gnats, which were a real problem through the winter.
I love Colocasia, and this year I've planted a variety called 'Coffee Cups', with dark-hued cup-shaped leaves on a plant that can grow up to five feet tall. I know it's unorthodox to use so many different plants in one planter, but I just can't help myself.
|Eucomis pole evansii|
|Gomphrena 'Pink Zazzle' (photo by Euro American)|