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A. Sedge (Carex siderosticha 'Variegata') -- 2 B. Kale (Brassica oleracea 'Osaka') -- 2 C. Verbena 'Tuscany Violet with Eye' -- 2 D. Coral bells (Heuchera 'Pewter Moon') -- 2

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Brighten a Shady Spot - 122 Container Gardening Ideas

DIY: 100 Container Garden Ideas - info on what to plant in sun, shade, high heat plus what plants to pair together.

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Easy Recipes for Window Boxes in Shade

For the Shade

Winter container with Ornamental Cabbage. Put a Redbor Kale in the middle and have an edible AND beautiful planter.

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Window-Box Basics

waves of delicate snow-white sutera, trailing white petunias, calibrachoa 'Million Bells Trailing Blue', flossy-topped periwinkle-blue ageratum, lavender-flowered verbena, and variegated vinca vine are effervescent partners for classic white and pink geraniums. Window-Box Basics By: Marjorie Gage, This Old House online

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The Simple Formula for a Beautiful Container Garden

Height Spill Fill Container Gardening The Simple Formula for a Beautiful Container Garden

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Follow the Magic Formula - Add Charm with Window Boxes

I love window boxes!

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Great Containers for Gardening

Full-sun plants

This is so cool. I have find old windows for reslae often. I think I shall make one of these. Thanks Calico Apron, via Flickr gardening

Shade garden - Black Mondo Grass. I absolutely LOVE this stuff. Imagine it growing as a border for flowering plants with bright colors. Also makes a great mass planting surrounded by a stone border. Or in planters or flower boxes for contrast.

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Easy Recipes for Window Boxes in Shade

Shaded window box idea- Use White to Add Elegance A single color -- here, white -- accented with variegated foliage is graceful and beautiful in a simple window box. A. Geranium (Pelargonium 'Orbit White') -- 1 B. Ivy (Hedera helix 'Glacier') -- 4 C. Bacopa (Sutera 'Snowstorm') -- 3 D. Impatiens 'Xtreme White' -- 2

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Whimsical Landscaping Design Ideas

Planting Tip: Line metal vessels such as wheelbarrows with heavy-duty plastic. If there's a rusted hole, pull the plastic through and snip a hole for drainage. Then fill with potting soil