In early summer, I take “before” images of my containers and then “after” shots in September to document how well the compositions fared over the season. The plant selection for each arrangement is based on great foliage and unique forms. Flowering plants must be long blooming but without the constant need of deadheading. Here are a dozen “before” pics.
For sunny and partial sunny areas….
Closeup of the Hydrangea, which influenced color selection. This hydrangea, purchased on a trip to CA a couple of years ago, (don’t think it’s ‘Pistachio’), is not flower bud hardy for us outdoors in zone 6A, but makes a great container specimen.
Detail, showing Cuphea and Pelargonium sidoides
And for more shady spots…
A living wreath (sort of a vertical container) for shade: Mini Spider Plant (Chlorophytum ‘Bonnie’ )
And of course: Succulents…I’ll try not to bore you with too many!
A new succulent combination for the 32″ black zen bowl…(there are too many plants to list).
Succulent Martini anyone?
Fan favorite Succulent Clam Shell.
Which container planting can you see in your garden?
PS…Check back in September to see which containers till look fabulous.