Our goal each year is to create container ensembles that hold up from the beginning of the season into September or longer. Interesting foliage is the key, with flowering plants acting as accents, rather than the other way around. Of course you know we have to do succulents…. they are so incredibly easy and look fabulous right up to frost. Check back for our end of the season report on how well they held up.
Drum Pot 2023. Ingredients: Cordyline ‘Mocha Latte’, Abutilon ‘Harvest Moon’, Oxalis spiralis aurea, Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’, Ming Fern, Begonia thurstoniiNearby Iron Urn 202. Ingredients: Begonia boliviensis yellow, Heuchera’ SouthernComfort, Oxalis spiralis aurea, Begonia sutherlandii, Ficus elastica variegatedDetail with iron fiddleheadsClassic Bowl on Pedestal. The foliage has filled in, but flowering is just beginning. Ingredients: Gaura ‘the Bride’, Origanum rotundifolium ‘Kent Beauty’, Cosmos ‘Chocomocha’, Stipa tenuissima, Heuchera villosa ‘Autumn Bride’, Erigeron karvinskianus ‘Profusion’2023 Brown Urn. Ingredients: Petunia’ Mocha Latte’, Heuchera ‘Obsidian’, Ming Fern, Euphorbia ‘Starblast Pink’Detail…not generally a fan of Petunias, but this proven winner selection came highly recommended by a gardening friend, and it is nice next to dark leaved foliage.Zen Bowl (36″). Colocasia with Cyperus alternifolius variegata (Dwarf Papyrus), Pilea microphylla (Artillery Fern), Black leaved Geogenanthus and trailing Variegated Bermuda Grass.
Succulent Planter, potted up in early March: Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’, Graptosedum cv, Senecio vitalis, an Echeveria from Dick Wright, trailing Senecio The Cylinder Pot, potted up in early May: Echeveria hybrid, Aeonium, Portulacaria afra aurea, Graptoveria ‘Moonglow’, Sedeveria hybrid, Euphorbia ‘Blackbird’, AsteliaUnbusy pot: a specimen Echeveria ‘Lucita’ in a blue Apulito Bowl
Simple Terracotta Rectangle, with mini Sedum adolphii ‘Shooting Stars’, Sedum rubrotinctum, Sedum borchii sport and Crassula muscosa.
Check back in the autumn to see how these fared over the summer.