Building Container Combos- Garden Design Magazine  by Nick McCullough

Plants shown here: Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’ (silver ponysfoot), Tradescantia pallida ‘Pink Stripe’ (spiderwort), and Sansevieria trifasciata (mother-in-law’s tongue). Building Container Combos- Garden Design Magazine by Nick McCullough

One of my fave. hanging plants.  Donkey Tail Plant by Calaveras KT, via Flickr

Sedum morganianum (Donkey Tail, Burro's Tail) - Succulent plant native to Mexico and Honduras is a popular houseplant. I had one of these plants for 30 years. It's a slow grower but mine was 3 times as long.

Deep, dark colors add richness to any color scheme. This fun container features burgundy petunias, pink ti plant and white euphorbia. Best in a little afternoon shade, the ti plant (also called Cordyline) makes a dramatic statement with its upright color and contrasting burgundy-and-hot-pink leaves. The tones are the ideal complement to burgundy petunias. A little white euphorbia adds softness early in the season (though later in the season, it may get covered up by the petunia!).

Deep, dark colors add richness to any color scheme. This fun container features burgundy petunias, pink ti plant and white euphorbia.

Thinking Outside The Boxwood...mother-in-law tongue w/purple heart & dichondra 'Silver Falls.' I'd leave out the dichondra and let the purple heart take over.

Plants: Mothers-in-law tongue, Dichordra 'Silver Falls', & Setcreasea 'Purple Heart'.green dragon for left side of house in front of stairs.

Lit planter

Love the lights in the bottom of the pot making the branches glow! I will be doing this. plan to change the color of the lights for fall planter and winter planter ;

Purple Fountain grass for the center, trailing verbena and potato vine.....all great for lots of sun!

Fountain grass, trailing verbena and potato vine. Purple Fountain Grass, Sweet Potato Vine and Purple Lantana

Good article on Coleus (my new favorite for containers) including care, how to take cuttings in the fall and grow indoors over the winter, shaping

article on Coleus including care, how to take cuttings in the fall and grow indoors over the winter, shaping

Foxtail Fern - Monrovia. Moderately upright growth, 2' tall and 2' - 3' wide. Needs partial sun. __ Keep surface of soil moist, but not soggy. __ This unusual evergreen fern adds textural contrast to perennial beds and borders. __ Easy care plant.

Moderately upright growth, 2 tall and 2 - 3 wide. Needs partial sun. __ Keep surface of soil moist, but not soggy. __ This unusual evergreen fern adds textural contrast to perennial beds and borders.

A successful container planting is one in which each element looks better combined with its companions than by itself, as with the spiky Astelia chathamica grounded by the pleated leaves of angel wing begonias. A stand crafted from scrap metal holds the composition high enough so that Dichondra 'Silver Falls' can put on a Rapunzel-like show. Sandy Hall-Behrens

container planting with the spiky Astelia chathamica grounded by the pleated leaves of angel wing begonias. A stand crafted from scrap metal holds the composition high enough so that Dichondra 'Silver Falls' can put on a Rapunzel-like show


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