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When it comes to color schemes for container gardens the only limitation is your imagination. To avoid the mad professor look it does help to have a plan before you hit the nurseries, however. In m…

Great combination: berberis Orange Rocket, heucherella Sweet Tea, maybe with a gold juniper, the little variegated weigela that's the new cousin to my monet?

Boat of Herbs; Thuja Forever Goldie; Salmon Begonia; Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

Containers that Delight

Boat of Herbs; Thuja Forever Goldie; Salmon Begonia; Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

Love, love, love coleus.  There are so many beautiful varieties.  Low maintenance and beautiful color.

Coleus

Sizing Up Coleus ~ Mariposa’, ‘New Hurricane’, and ‘Trailing Salamander’. I LOVE coleus.

Tall grasses, a purple barberry, the rich mahogany bark of the paperbark maple and soft golden tones of a spirea create a picture frame for the bold orange crocosmia flowers. A backdrop of evergreens adds depth to the scene. This palette will continue to evolve as the knobby orange seedheads of the crocosmia will play off the autumnal pumpkin shades of the maple foliage.

Fall Planting Ideas From the Authors of Fine Foliage - Sunset Magazine

The warm orange shade of the Crocosmia draws attention to the rich mahogany bark of the paper bark maple (Acer griseum). In winter these bulbs will have died down leaving the tree to stand as a dramatic silhouette in the winter landscape

Passion for Purple

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Learn the designer secrets to these beautiful planting recipes. 24 stunning container garden designs with plant list for each and lots of inspirations! - A Piece Of Rainbow  http://www.apieceofrainbow.com/container-garden-planting-designs/3/

24 Stunning Container Garden Planting Designs - Page 3 of 3

Learn the designer secrets to these beautiful planting recipes. 24 stunning container garden designs with plant list for each and lots of inspirations! - A Piece Of Rainbow www.

Calibrachoa 'Minifamous Compact Deep Yellow' is great for containers.  Lantana 'Lucky Sunrise Roses' on the right, is a heat-loving plant.  Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue' is great for late spring and summer and the  canna 'Cannova Bronze Scarlet' begins blooming in midsummer and  continues until frost.

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container garden with pizzazz

Containers With Pizazz ! Not Your Ordinary Container!

Containers With Pizazz ! Not Your Ordinary Container! – The Garden Diaries

I'm pretty sure the heather up front is "Cuprea.' Behind it is Euphorbia myrsinites (planted from seed) and sedum. I'm not sure what that Heather in the back is. From my Catskill garden.

one of my favorite plant combinations ladies mantle some sort of .

Three Dogs in a Garden: Garden Canadensis, Part 2: Planting Combinations for Shade

Three Dogs in a Garden: Garden Canadensis, Part Planting Combinations for Shade

I have not had much success with containers and I would love at least have some decent ones this summer. For the most part they seem to frizzle out on me and the plants don't seem to thrive. First off, which soil would recommend? Which combinations are your favourite?

Need some help planning containers

Sedum 'Frosty Morn' and Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'; at Wifemothergardener

Sedum 'Frosty Morn' and Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola')

Container Gardens for Chilly Weather - The winter-red foliage of heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica) accompanies Heuchera 'Amber Waves' (USDA Zones 4 to 9) and Sedum 'Angelina' (hardy to Zone 3). The pastel pink and yellow pansy mix helps tie the other plants together. 'Amber Waves' is valued for its amber-colored foliage with rose undersides, which is virtually evergreen in warmer climates.

Cold-Hardy Heuchera, winter-red foliage of heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica) accompanies Heuchera Amber Waves (z Sedum 'Angelina' (hardy to Z pastel pink-yellow pansy mix

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Pink astilbe, orange milkweed and sedums on the Highline

PLANTING HYDRANGEAS IN POT AND URNS-Easy tips for beautiful blooming hydrangeas in pots and planters-stonegableblog.com

PLANTING HYDRANGEAS IN POTS AND URNS

PLANTING HYDRANGEAS IN POT AND URNS-Easy tips for beautiful blooming hydrangeas in pots and planters-stonegableblog.com

Discover six stunning ways to combine Digitalis (foxgloves) with other plants in the garden, with help from the experts at BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

Six plants to grow with digitalis (foxgloves)

Discover six stunning ways to combine Digitalis (foxgloves) with other plants in the garden, with help from the experts at BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

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