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passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 26, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #6194052

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

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phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #6194062

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

jasminesmom

jasminesmom
Saugerties, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6194160

I love the contrast of color and textures. Well Done :>)
Christine
2vernes
Blytheville, AR
(Zone 7a)

February 28, 2009
11:40 AM

Post #6201238

Really pretty.. Laverne
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

February 28, 2009
11:30 PM

Post #6203842

Very nice
DaleTheGardener
Tampa, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 6, 2009
10:49 AM

Post #6228325

Patty,

The plant you are asking about is Selaginella http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=spike moss&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=&searcher[species]=&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
phughes
Portland, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2009
1:26 PM

Post #6228641

thanks Dale
passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2009
3:40 AM

Post #6236256

Thank you, all! ...And thanks Dale for the link...now I don't have to go look at the tag :)
passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 23, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #7096547

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!
ImaMes
Camdenton, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2009
5:55 PM

Post #7116818

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!

rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
9:28 AM

Post #7202859

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

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rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2009
9:32 AM

Post #7202861

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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passiflora07
Fern Park, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 25, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #7206422

I love it! I thought about adding something with height to mine. I like the way that looks.
ImaMes
Camdenton, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2009
4:59 PM

Post #7210222

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

joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 26, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #7210350

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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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 26, 2009
5:46 PM

Post #7210368

Here's my sad attempt of foliage only.

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KatG
Port Charlotte, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 27, 2009
6:08 AM

Post #7212723

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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rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2009
12:01 PM

Post #7216218

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?
KatG
Port Charlotte, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 28, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #7217006

rcn - That's a couple of different varieties of Devils Backbone. Grows like crazy!
joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 28, 2009
5:32 PM

Post #7217182

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
rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2009
11:59 AM

Post #7219779

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

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KatG
Port Charlotte, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 29, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #7220582

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

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

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rcn48
Lexington, VA
(Zone 6a)

November 2, 2009
9:53 AM

Post #7232773

KatG, thanks!

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