The Big Picture(such as it is with a small plot)
In India, most "landscaping" is done with potted plants on terraces and walls. Most living units have no "yard". We have a small yard of hard-packed soil that I would like to fill with green. The best time to plant is just before monsoon -- gives the plants three months of rain to get started.
The bright orange pots are new ones that I bought. The brown ones were on the property when we moved in, but had nothing growing in them.
|As you can tell, these are not the main steps up to our porch. But they make a good place to put some plants.|
|I've got four lonely plants along the wall on the right side of our parking area.|
To match our neighbors, I'd need three times as many plants as I have!