Perpetual container garden
I love foliage-only container gardening but find that I need to start anew each year. I don't have a reserve garden for over-wintering nor am I able to bring into the house most of the plants that have been happily flourishing over the summer. Neighbours love me because I end up giving them lots in the fall! Strangers love me because I also leave plants at the bottom of my driveway with a sign saying "free".
Besides some cuttings that I can easily keep from the reach of the cats, the only containers I bring inside are those planted with hen and chicks or sedum. These little troopers seem to get by with maybe monthly watering and only dim winter light. In the spring, back outside they go, somewhat gaunt and pale, sometimes needing a few replacements to fill in the bare spots. I'm okay with that little bit of success.
How do you all make your container plantings last?
Here is a link that might be useful: Sedum ball