Container Theme Gardens: 42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants

By Nancy J. Ondra

Simple and foolproof! take pleasure in attractive box plantings with out tension or fuss. Container topic Gardens deals forty two plans for box preparations, each one utilizing simply 5 particular vegetation so you might locate at your neighborhood backyard middle. There’s whatever right here for each surroundings and each type, together with a meadow in a field, a pond in a pot, an easy salad backyard, and a mix that might allure hummingbirds. every one plan contains pictures of what the total planting will appear like, in addition to a convenient buying record so that you recognize precisely what you need.

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Use the trappings in sizzling or iced tea. ) TIDBITS information AND tips 186 P E R F U M I N G T H E N I G H T A I R . For vegetation that do double accountability, examine box vegetation with attractive blooms which are additionally delightfully aromatic at evening. In a wide box, for example, position a few type of vertical trellising to the heart to help a moonflower (Ipomoea alba), a fast-growing annual vine with huge white blossoms that swirl open within the night to unlock their wealthy smell. Four-o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa) is one other annual that opens later within the day, with an abundance of perfumed blooms in a number of shades. a number of different terrific offerings for overdue body spray comprise night-blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) — it’s powerfully scented, so one small plant is all you wish — and woman of the evening (Brunfelsia), with white to cream blossoms which are frivolously aromatic through the day and extra intensely perfumed after darkish. S P ERight C I Afor L T HEMES simply evening ContainerThemeGardens_final. indd 186 9/23/15 12:42 PM M I D T O L AT E S U M M E R FA LL all the good stuff approximately this five-plant collec- proceed to benefit from the attractiveness and scrumptious tion — foliage, flora, and body spray — proceed scents of this five-plant planting via early during the remainder of the summer time to reinforce your autumn evenings — even into mid- or overdue fall if light evenings on your open air residing house. whether the climate has a tendency to linger on your region. variegated angel’s trumpet doesn’t constantly have ultimately, frosty climate will name a halt on your blossoms — it has a tendency to bloom on and off via night box show. Transplant the japanese the growing to be season — it's going to regularly have its beau- sedge and lemon balm on your backyard (the sedge tiful leaves, and there'll nonetheless be different blooms to will be hardy to sector 6 and the lemon balm to savor. quarter 4), and toss the candy alyssum and bacopa The variegated angel’s trumpet, particularly, in your compost pile. It’s worthy attempting to hold the will want plenty of water and widespread fertilizing to variegated angel’s trumpet for a box or your continue to grow and flowering via summer’s warmth. backyard subsequent yr. except you've a greenhouse should you locate that its leaves are drooping despite reg- or huge sunroom — it's going to keep growing and ular watering, contemplate relocating your night con- flower in hot, shiny stipulations — one of the simplest ways tainer to a shadier spot for the most well liked a part of the to overwinter it really is to haul the box right into a cool summer season. get rid of any lifeless or discolored leaves and yet frost-free position (such as an unheated storage or vegetation usually so the vegetation consistently glance their top. basement) and hold it quite dry. such a lot or the entire leaves will drop, however the stems should still live on. S I L V E R Y S E N S A T I O N S . White-variegated foliage is an ideal supplement to white plant life in a night box — and so are silvery leaves. a few glowing silvers that paintings good in pots and planters comprise trailing ‘Silver Falls’ silver ponyfoot (Dichondra argentea) and licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare), and hairy dusty miller (Senecio cineraria) and ‘Parfum d’Ethiopia’ wormwood (Artemisia).

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