Planting in Containers - The Sweetest Aspect


Foxtail Ferns in Planter  


“Still, as I went about my potting on a glorious afternoon,
 one small treasure after another,
 the world of nature that is so terrible and so beautiful appeared 
only in its sweetest aspect.”

- Henry Mitchell

Planter for Shady Conditions by Laura McKillop

Container plantings is a gardener's secret - they are easier to maintain and you can enjoy its bounty up close without bending down!  How great is that?

White Iceberg Roses in terra cotta planters

The fun part starts with choosing the pot, then choosing the plants...It is somewhat addictive. I just planted a pot with Lysimachia 'Walkabout Sunset' with Sedum 'Vera Jameson' and 'Irene' lantana. A plant lover's dream. 

Lysimachia 'Walkabout Sunset' 


Sedum Vera Jameson - photo - J. Johnsen


Irene Lantana - Magnolia Gardens photo 

And what about your combos? I would love to hear....




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