Last month I had the pleasure of touring the learning gardens at SUNY (State University of New York) Farmingdale. They are known for their tropical plantings but it was still early for those tropicals to shine.
I just love the structural form of these containers. At first I used to buy cheap containers that looked like real ones but over the years I've learned to save up and buy a few good ones when they go on sale. There are containers in my garden that are 25 years old and they're in perfect condition. The cheap ones look cheap and I get tired of them very quickly.
This afternoon I have an appointment at Farmingdale. I hope to enroll in their ornamental horticulture program beginning late August. Imagine that, me in my late 40's becoming a college student!
I'm going to try to get there early so I can take more pictures. The tropical plant material should be twice as lush as it was last month.
Wish me luck!