Creative Container Gardens
Add instant interest to a dull spot on your porch or patio with a few containers full of seasonal color.
Planters With Pockets
Add quick and easy color to a garden or deck with these pots that feature a series of pockets, allowing you to layer plants. When filled out with foliage or flowers, they also add sophisticated design to your yard. At left, strawberry begonias (Saxifraga stolonifera), squeezed into the sides of the container, grow beneath the iris. Once the iris stops blooming, the begonias begin to flower, the blooms sprinkled along 8- to 10-inch stems. Other jar pockets are filled with mazus (Mazus reptans), usually used as a ground cover. Above the mazus, the reddish-purple whorled foliage of 'Vera Jameson' sedum tops the pot.
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