Mandevilla—Mandevillas in containers twine through this railing on a rooftop deck. Reveling in hot weather, mandevilla can grow more than 10 feet a year. | SouthernLiving.com Gardens Ideas, Fence, Container Gardens, Greener Gardens, Back Porches, Flower Ideas, Gardens Walks, Gardens Wanders, Container Gardening
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Caladiums The colorful foliage of caladiums has tons of drama. Pots containing three different caladiums add color and variety to this entry in summer. From left to right: ‘June Bride,’ ‘Pink Gem,’ and ‘Aaron’
Pansies If you’re not yet color confident, choose one flower you love in a favorite shade, and stick with it. For more texture and interest, add foliage that complements the color of your flowers...100 Creative Container Gardens | Pansies | SouthernLiving.com
100 Container Gardening Ideas | Pink Geraniums | SouthernLiving.com Geraniums in full bloom really make an impact. Flowers come in many different colors and may be single or double. Pinch off old, faded blooms to keep new flowers forming.
Want this in my office! Succulents are both heat and drought tolerant. Stack your pots. Fill glazed pots with a mixture of 3 parts moistened potting soil and 1 part sand (or use Cactus mix). Put the small pot inside the larger one, leaving room toward the front. Plant succulents shoulder to shoulder. "Water only when the soil is dry to the touch, but don't mistake low water for no water,"
Trailing Petunias—Add color to your outdoor party with potted plants. There’s no need for a patterned tablecloth here. Potted petunias add all the color you need under the glass-top dining table. | SouthernLiving.com
Boxwoods Mix varieties of the same plant. Dwarf English boxwoods growing in the ground surround a terra-cotta pot planted with an American boxwood.