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Pretty in pink (and purple) containers

Christine Hanlon
Photography by
Mark Burstyn

Choose a monochromatic palette to make multiple arrangements that pop

Sometimes a lot of one thing is particularly pleasing. Limiting your selections to one colour family (in this case, purple) and choosing a larger quantity of fewer plant varieties (like petunias) often delivers more bang for your buck. The almost monochromatic palette of the smaller container layers several shades of purple together. Sticking to one hue creates harmony, graphic impact and a unified look.


Plant list

  • 1. Confetti Garden Purple Cleopatra [includes: Aloha Purple Sky calibrachoa (Calibrachoa hybrida Aloha Series), Sweetunia Purple Vein (Petunia ×hybrida Sweetunia Series) and Empress Purple verbena (Verbena Empress Series)]
  • 2. Dreams Day Dreams Mix petunias (Petunia ×hybrida Day Dreams Series)
  • 3. Poetry Lavender Pink nemesia (Nemesia Poetry Series)
  • 4. Aztec Magic Silver verbena (Verbena ‘Balazsilma’)

Instead of potting up a container with individual plants, use a hanging basket like we’ve done here with the pot on the left, featuring just purple Gigantico petunias.


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