It's January, Are you in planning mode? Yeah, me too.
I'm planning windbreaks and barriers, berry gardens, possibly some new trees too, and the completion of my patio and arbor.
You might remember this post about black slats from last summer (you know where I was all talk about getting the arbor over the patio done - but then it didn't get done....well this time I mean it). I mean it so much I am planning the containers that will sit at the base of all those gorgeous black stained posts and slats (Note: My optimism about the completion of this is overflowing now that we have decided to hire a carpenter to finish the job rather than doing it ourselves - sometimes you just have to be realistic).
As I plan out the pots and accessories, I am so tempted to add a strong thread of another color, but green and black and white are just so great together that I have decided (at least for this year) I must resist.
I'm big on clusters of pots that go but don't match; different heights and shapes and one type of plant per pot. Keeping the plants separated from each other - each in its own little manageable world - always seems to work better for me and I can re-arrange much more easily.
What do you think of the mix? Here is my thinking on each choice:
Boxwood and moss and succulents (including my donkey tail sedum) - I've got all three of these elsewhere in my garden and I think they are the threads that will tie these container groupings to the rest of the garden.
I can't decide, is it missing something or is it good as is? I'm pondering the addition of a Molimba® Helio White Argyranthemum frutescens but as much as I love those sunny little faces, I wonder if perhaps a more sophisticated plant like White Chiffon™ Hibiscus syriacus or a delicate white clematis might be better. Thoughts?
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