I will start by saying that our property is so full of stuff I am very limited on where I can keep new additions to my fig (and other plant) collections. I have several very large figs in the ground, other fruit trees, a large antique rose garden, a native plant area, a bible garden area, various raised beds for vegetables, parking for dh's Freightliner and our vehicles, his shop in back for building rat rods, my herd of poultry, etc etc etc. I do have a greenhouse, but it's full all the time. Ditto with storage sheds.
Also important to know that much of our property is very shady. Too shady to grow much, and the areas that are sunny are full of everything mentioned above.
So I have a pot ghetto. Figs and citrus in pots, which are *mostly* the same size but colors vary as I don't have a lot of $$$ for fancy matching pots. I'd rather have nice plants and marginal pots, I guess. Right now, the 10 citrus trees are in 30" pots which are sitting on the ground, lined up along one side of my back porch deck (and no, the porch deck is not an option for putting a lot of plants on BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY FULL). I have added a row of figs in 17 to 24" pots beside the citrus pots.
Y'all, it's horrible.
I've tried picturesquely grouping a few pots of figs here and there around the yard, tucking them into the bible garden, the rose garden, the vegetable garden, alongside the driveway (HUGE mistake) and clustered around the greenhouse and sheds. And it looks horrible. It looks like a ghetto out there, or like one of those 'you might be a redneck if...' deals.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to group or arrange all this mess? I really can't give up acquiring figs because.... well... just because. I can't go vertical in my attempts either as I can't lift a lot due to bad shoulders. Any way to hide long rows of pots? Even when the pots are the same size and color, they just look messy.
Out of ideas, please suggest...