|I DECIDED BE BE INSPIRED, SO I HAVE USED A MIXTURE OF TROPICALS, SUCCULENTS AND ODD COLOR COMBOS THAT ARE FUN AND EYE CATCHING.|
Even us experts look to books and magazines for ideas when planting summer containers. Every year I try to do something different, which is hard when it feels as if you've tried everything! This year, I decided to look at some favorite books to see what I might try together, mixing annuals, tropicals, houseplants and even succulents all together. As a designer, I know that ideas can come from anywhere, an old magazine from an antiques show, an eBay gardening magazine from the early twentieth century, or even a classic gardening book on containers . You might even want to try a classic branded website where there is lots of information daily about container gardens and home gardening ideas that anyone can use.
|OK, IT'S A BLACK AND WHITE THEME, IT SHOULD LOOK GREAT IN A MONTH, WITH TROPICAL WHITE CALADIUM AND BLACK COLOCASIA.|
I will top this off with gravel to hide the soil, but this mustard, gold and bronze tinted container will explode in a massive container of foliage and tropical colors in July and August.
A Japanese magazine inspired me here, with peach Gazania, lavender verbena, mustard colored Heuchera and burgundy coleus.