tropical containers - try this beside the rock in the shallow end of the pool

tropical containers - try this beside the rock in the shallow end of the pool - Fresh Gardening Ideas

fall front porch decor

Coleus for front beds Fall container - Purple Pixie® Loropetalum, 'Lemon Lime' Nandina,, 'Fireworks' Pennisetum, & 'Alabama Sunset' Coleus.

Very full of my favorites.

Banana leaf, colour, good proportions, pretty dark container with bright planting

sea grass . http://www.marthastewart.com/search/apachesolr_search/container%20gardening

Container Gardening

Love the grass. The containers are zinc: the grass is Miscanthus 'Dixieland' surrounded by Erigeron 'Profusion,' which will bloom until the hard frost.

Supertunia Petunia and Pennisetum Ruby Mountain Grass

High Impact Sun Container Recipe - This would be pretty with purple fountain grass and some pink and yellow petunias or million bells.

Orange Surprise, by Ball Horticultural Container Size: 14 inches, Exposure: Sun  New Day™ Clear Orange gazania (2) Emerald Falls dichondra (2) Silver Falls™ dichondra Pony Tails Mexican feather grass

i love dichondra and feather grass!~Orange Surprise, by Ball Horticultural Container Size: 14 inches, Exposure: Sun New Day™ Clear Orange gazania Emerald Falls dichondra Silver Falls™ dichondra Pony Tails Mexican feather grass

strelizia nicolai-giant bird of paradise. These plants, in my courtyard surrounding my pool= perfection

Simple and clean lines contrast with bold green foliage to create a lush tropical oasis. The main focus of the space is the glass edged pool flanked by tall leafy plants, creating privacy and a sense of enclosure.

Now THAT's a container! Need a list of probables to create this top to bottom:  a bright green Colocasia/Caladium (Elephant Ear) // Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (or Lysimachia “Firecracker” – which is invasive planted in ground) // Monarda (bergamot - bee balm) "Pardon my Pink" // Coleus (red or pink) // Ipomoea - Sweet Potato Vine "Sweetheart lime"

Bright green Colocasia/Caladium (Elephant Ear), Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' or Lysimachia Firecracker, Monarda (Bergamot - Bee Balm) "Pardon my Pink", Coleus (red or pink), Ipomoea - Sweet Potato Vine "Sweetheart lime"

tropical plants combo

Tropical flowers transform your patio into a colorful outdoor living room with pots of flowering tropical plants. If you live in a tropical climate, you can grow exotic flowers in the ground, where many will become small tree/

Sometimes a large planter that is dramatic is all you need. This planter, coupled with the bedding plants behind, gives a dramatic focal point at the end of a pool that can be seen from all angles. Bright mixes of color cascade from the base while the tropical palm adds drama and height.

Sometimes a large planter that is dramatic is all you need. This planter, coupled with the bedding plants behind, gives a dramatic focal point. Bright mixes of color cascade from the base while the tropical palm adds drama and height.

Elephant Ear and Asparagus Fern make a beautiful tall container pot and they are both very easy to grow.

Pots and planters at Longwood Gardens: Part II

Elephant Ear and Asparagus Fern make a great plant combination for a container garden-and they're both easy to grow! I know the asparagus fern is easy to grow inside, but need to look up other (Longwood- always worth the trip).

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