Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Container Planted

You know, this may be the first container planting I've designed (well except for some mostly-failed attempts at bonsai landscapes), and I like it. It's green and silvery and hosts an unusual mix of plants: cultivars, natives, herbs. (Sorry, it's difficult to see, it's getting late.)

The Astelia 'Silver Spear' is in the middle while silver veriegated lemon thyme and Lotus 'Amazon Sunset' covers the front. I remembered the miscellaneous succulents that needed a new home, so I stuck them in ( they compliment the "terra cotta" nicely). There's a little green culinary sage stuck in the side too.

Here's a view of the back from the living room. It's a bit sparser, because I needed room for the dozen (?) Triteleia 'Queen Fabiola' bulbs and room for the Epilobium canum to spread.

We'll see how it goes this season.


Anna said...

It looks great. You got good height for the container size too. It's look monochromatic and matches the container color. I always follow this rule when planting containers. Height, bushy, trailing. The bushy is usually the bloomer. That is a very unique planter too. Good job. And nice blog too.

Frances, said...

Love the silver theme. What do those bulbs look like when in bloom? I am familiar with the trailing lotus plant, not usually available here in TN, but with beautiful foliage and flowers. That is one gorgeous fountain.

Frances at Faire Garden

Gardener of La Mancha said...

Thanks, Anna and Frances. Triteleias kind of look like small grassy blue/purple agaphanthus.

chuck b. said...

The tritleia will look great with that silver Astelia--what a good idea.

The epilobium will smother everything!

Gardener of La Mancha said...

I'll keep a close eye on that epilobium. I only put a teeny piece in and am prepared to pull it out if it spreads too rapidly.