Bit of glare on this picture, my apologies. Anyways during Wednesday’s whacking misadventure, I discovered the the lemon verbena was very much outgrowing it’s nice grey pot.
Luckily I have something bigger- though not as nice.
Of course some housekeeping needs to take place before the verbena gets a new home.
Now this is normal, and she’s perfectly healthy. Lemon Verbena are essentially small trees, and like a lot of trees, they’re deciduous. Her leaves will come back.
The roots were enormous. Clearly she’d been needing out of the pot for a while.
I might not get to buy a perfect replacement for the pot though- that orange dot means a clearance pot- I got this one a few years ago at a sale.
It’s still a perfectly lovely pot though, and I’ll have to think of something to put in it.
But for now, newly pruned and potted, the lemon verbena looks great. I’ll put in a little fish emulsion in a few days and hopefully in a month or so the new growth will start. It’s a lovely smelling tree- You can make tea out of it- I just enjoy it’s scent.
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The black vinyl should not be exposed to too much sunlight when the weather gets warm over summer (if it does that in San Francisco). I like to put smaller potted plants on the south side of such exposed vinyl cans. When I lived in town, I could nestle them into deep ivy for a while. Otherwise, the black vinyl gets warm enough to annoy roots that get too close to it.