Made in the Shade
Bring a splash of color to the shady areas in your yard by putting on colorful caladiums. These gorgeous tropical beauties have large leaves striped, speckled, or lined in myriad shades. Caladiums thrive in warm climates and prefer moist, slightly moist soil. They typically grow between 2 and 3 feet tall. However, it is possible to choose dwarf varieties smaller than 12 inches tall. It’s fun mixing and matching in large pots, planters, and window containers. The majority of types thrive in partial or full sun.
Tips: When shopping for caladiums, look over the plant’s tag. Certain newer varieties thrive in full sunlight and also in shade.
The Power of One
No rule says you should mix all kinds of flowers to make a stunning container. Create a striking look by planting different colors of the same flower in the same container. This is, for instance, an assortment of patches. All that was required was an eye-catching mix. The resultant pile of vibrant colors is stunning all through summer. If the colors begin to slow down, all you have to do is cut the plants back to create the bloom to come back. Petchoas and their relative’s petunias need at least six hours of direct sunlight daily and frequent fertilizer applications to stay in good shape.
A shaded garden doesn’t mean you must be deprived of beautiful flowers. You could be surprised that some annuals prefer to live in the shadows. They shine in the sun’s rays in a space that receives only the slightest light daily. This pretty pot contains two torenia colors (also known as wishbone flower ) that mix wonderfully with red-leaved coleus and the silver-gray foliage artemisia. Additionally, torenia’s trumpet-shaped blossoms, torenia can draw colorful hummingbirds into your garden.
The Layered Look
To make a big impression, think about mixing different types of plants in a pot to create a tassel of color. An upright coleus is the center of attention in this gorgeous pot, and an emerald trailing peach calibrachoa is tossed lightly across a golden Jenny creeping Jenny. These three plants are adaptable enough to thrive in both sun and partial shade. Be sure to cut back the coleus if it grows too large and starts to overtake the pot.
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Increase the temperature in your backyard by packing large tubs and containers filled with tropical plants, which thrive when summer temperatures are at their highest. The gorgeous plants are simple to cultivate and can significantly impact the entrance, patio, or swimming pool. And, if you’re in the North, bring them inside during the winter. A sizeable ceramic dish with a glaze is filled with a stunning mix of red Mandevilla and pink tropical hibiscus blooms around a majestic palm. They all love full sun and frequent applications of fertilizer to maintain their appearance.
Let the fireworks start! It’s simple to create an explosion of colors by joining a glowing volume made of Easy Wave Velour petunias with fiery scarlet leaves cordyline. The sun-lovers thrive in the summer heat. You can water them as often as the soil is wet. Then fertilize it every few weeks. Hummingbirds of all colors add color to the spectacle by feeding on the vibrant petunia blooms.
This irresistible combination of flowers lifts your spirits in various cheery Easter egg-colored shades. It’s bright yellow gerbera daisy, rich lavender verbena, luscious raspberry calibrachoa, and sparkling golden creeping Jenny. They thrive with full or shade. They prefer damp soil. As summer gets underway, Gerbera flowers can slow down. However, the calibrachoa quickly fills the pot with vibrant color.
When you are planning your garden, you should avoid planting the park with a variety of hues. It is best to choose three or two complementary colors for the most effective effect. This is an example of this blue sapphire bloom petunia looks stunning in harmony with the gray silver leaves that dusty miller. The striped, dark green snake plant (Sansevieria) offers vertical interest that is not competing with the silver and blue theme.
Be sure to remember butterflies and other pollinators when selecting plants to plant in your container gardens. Lantana, for instance, provides, for example, a steady supply of nectar-rich blossoms that ees,, as well as butterfies,, will flock to. Its bright yellow flowers mix perfectly with the blue Scaevolain in this beautiful pot. Both thrive in full sun. Some other perennials which butterflies gorge on include globe amaranth salvia, zinnia, peas, dianthus, sweet alyssum verbena, ageratum, cosmos, and Mexican sunflowers and Mexican.
Reach New Heights
Increase the color of your garden by incorporating an annual plant within your planters and pots. The annual vines, such as the black-eyed Susan vine morning glory, cypress, cardinal climber, and hyacinth beans, are easy to grow and quickly swoop through a low trellis or even provide support. The urn’s white color is stunning. Sweet Alyssum and yellow pansies create a lively carpet under the dark-eyed Susan vine. The vines should be given a regular haircut to prevent them from climbing over adjacent plants.