I’ve never been good with plants. I don’t talk to them, hate to water them. I don’t mind cactuses and orchids, mostly because I can do whatever I want to them and they still maintain their sculptural poise. Other plants, however, soon give up and abandon us. We once had a ficus tree that lost every single leaf.
So I am wondering what to grow on our new terrace. (I’ve never had an outdoor space either.) I’ve been looking at this landscape designer’s site for inspiration (completely unrealistic but so beautiful) and reading the City Gardener’s tips for getting started. And this book about tiny gardens looks promising but I haven’t seen a copy yet.