Contain Yourself: Perfect Plants for Small Spaces
Garden designer P. Allen Smith shares his formula for container gardens--it's as simple as 1, 2, 3.
Create a focal point with something tall and spiky, add mass with something round and full, and soften the edges with something trailing or cascading. Choosing from each of these three groups makes for a more dynamic design. In fact, they'll complement one another so well, it doesn't really matter if the plants ever bloom. This method lets you use plants that have great-looking foliage as well as those with colorful flowers.
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