My latest creation

Fern Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Just thought I'd share my latest container garden :)

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Portland, TX(Zone 9a)

Oh very nice! What is the small green lacey plant in the front, middle of the pot.

Saugerties, NY(Zone 5a)

I love the contrast of color and textures. Well Done :>)
Christine

Blytheville, AR(Zone 7a)

Really pretty.. Laverne

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Very nice

Portland, TX(Zone 9a)

thanks Dale

Fern Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Thank you, all! ...And thanks Dale for the link...now I don't have to go look at the tag :)

Fern Park, FL(Zone 9b)

Could someone please ID the plant just to the left of the Selaginella for me? Its the plant with wide, green, heavily textured leaves with bits of red in the center...I thought I saved the tag, but I can't seem to find it. Thanks a bunch!

Camdenton, MO(Zone 6a)

It's Pilea mollis.
Here are a couple of links:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/157195/ and http://houseplants.about.com/od/foliageplants/p/Pilea.htm

Beautiful combination, by the way!

Lexington, VA(Zone 6a)

Lovely creation! Reminds me of the one I planted three years ago :)

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Lexington, VA(Zone 6a)

Unfortunately, lost a few of the plants the first winter and this year had to give it a new look. Not nearly as nice as the original but pleased that the Fern (Pteris) at the base is making a comeback, I thought it was dead after last winter!

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Fern Park, FL(Zone 9b)

I love it! I thought about adding something with height to mine. I like the way that looks.

Camdenton, MO(Zone 6a)

I like it, too. Maybe I'll put some shorter plants around the base of my dracaena so it's not just bare soil.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Great combos! I tend to put flowers in all my containers. I had only one no-flower planting this year. Perhaps I should try a few more of foliage focus ones.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Here's my sad attempt of foliage only.

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Port Charlotte, FL(Zone 10a)

passiflora...that's a beautiful planter! I don't think you need to add anything.If there's room for some color, just tuck in a litte iresine (chicken gizzards).

joanna: I just love your combos! I know you've got a short growing season in Alberta and probably a lot of the foliage-only plants wouldn't have the time to mature into what they could be! However, you do a great job!. What you consider your sad attempt at foliage looks really good! I grew up in Ontario so it was a true gardening shock for me when I tried to grow the same things I was used to here in Zone 10a! haha. When you've got all your beautiful annuals blooming throughout the summer, I can't keep one alive because of the heat and the entire garden is filled with foliage plants. It's taken me a few years and some $$$ to figure this one out!

Kat

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Lexington, VA(Zone 6a)

Quoting:
I like the way that looks.


Well, actually it looks pretty sad right now. The Dracena has been dropping a lot of its lowers leaves since I brought it inside for the winter several weeks ago :( That's okay, looking at your photos gives me ideas for fillers next year!

Joanna, I love your first creation - beautiful! I had one of those Cordylines for a couple of years and it was getting so big it was a real problem trying to find room for it to overwinter inside. Not a problem this year, it croaked last winter :(

KatG, even though I haven't been posting much on the Container Forum I always love looking at your photos - so much color! I like the looks of the plant on the far right, the variegated one - what is it?

Port Charlotte, FL(Zone 10a)

rcn - That's a couple of different varieties of Devils Backbone. Grows like crazy!

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

That was my "Chocolate" container. Had chocolate salpiglossis, chocolate cosmos, cappuccino rudbecki, yellow babyduck petunias, yellow sanvitilla and a couple copper osteopermum with the cordyline

Lexington, VA(Zone 6a)

This is the one I was asking about, the one on the "far" right. Is that Devils Backbone?

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Port Charlotte, FL(Zone 10a)

rcn: That one is called "Song of India" -

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2564/

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Lexington, VA(Zone 6a)

KatG, thanks!

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