Recipes for Beautiful Container Gardens

Use this collection of recipes to create lush, beautiful container gardens to accent your landscape all season long.

1. Mix It Up

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A change from the usual russets and yellows of fall combinations, this design stands out for originality and style.

A. Mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Pobo Lavender’): 1
B. Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Glacier’): 1
C. Sedum sieboldii: 1
D. Flowering cabbage (Brassica oleracea ‘Ruby’): 1
E. Aster novae-belgii ‘Crimson Brocade’: 1
F. Wood fern (Dryopteris marginalis): 1

2. Use Great Foliage

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This combination is elevated to high drama with the inclusion of acalypha, a garden-worthy (but underused) foliage plant. Look for plants such as coleus or elephant’s ears to make your plantings spectacular.

A. Petunia ‘Ultra Pastel Pink’: 5
B. Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatus ‘Blackie’): 2
C. Acalypha wilkesiana: 1

3. Create Drama in a Pot

Use this collection of recipes to create lush, beautiful container gardens to accent your landscape all season long.

This simple design demonstrates classic proportions with “thriller plant” (cordyline), “filler plant” (lantana), and “spiller plant” (trailing coleus).

A. Lantana ‘New Gold’: 1
B. Coleus (Solenostemon ‘Stained Glassworks Trailing Plum’): 2
C. Cordyline australis: 1

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