Gardening novice needs some help!
June 18, 2012 2:53 PM Subscribe
I have $150 to spend on my patio/deck garden in Seattle. What should I plant and how should I do it?
posted by lunasol to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I recently moved into an apartment with a small (about 10x8) deck. It's wooden and has benches running along two sides - those two sides also have fences (the 8" side has a
wooden fence and the 10" side has chain-link). I've never gardened before, but I'd like to make it a peaceful, green oasis.
My top priority is getting as much greenery for my buck as possible. Some flowers would be nice, as well as some herbs. I would love veggies but it seems like I'm too late and don't have enough space for those.
I'm in Seattle, so summer is just getting started, but I realize I'm too late for seeds (right?). So it seems like buying potted plants makes the most sense, but they're obviously pretty pricey. The deck gets a lot of sun when the sun is actually out. Seattle summers are temperate and sunny, with cool nights.
I'm looking for ideas on what I should do with this space with my budget of $150. Which plants should I buy and what should I do with them? Seeds, starts or full-grown plants?
Links to online resources would be great, as are personal recommendations.