Gardens - Container Gardening

Take a basic black container and spice it up with plants to suit your style and space

Tall and serene
Conditions: Part to full shade; keep evenly moist
This design is all about the interplay of contrasting leaf shapes and textures, with no flowers to distract. Keep the dappled willow standard tidy by pruning straggly growth whenever necessary—it’s vigorous.

Plants used

  • Fancy-leafed caladium (Caladium bicolor)
  • Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis)
  • ‘Ivalace’ curly English ivies (H. helix ‘Ivalace’)
  • Gold licorice plants (Helichrysum petiolare ‘Lemon’)
  • Dappled willow standard (Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’)
  • Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima)


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