Gather multiple potted plants to create the splendor of an in-ground border in a spot where gardening is otherwise impossible. Using containers, you can fill a space with beautiful color and texture that rivals earthbound planting beds.

How to Group Container Gardens Together

Gather multiple potted plants to create the splendor of an in-ground border in a spot where gardening is otherwise impossible. Using containers, you can fill a space with beautiful color and texture that rivals earthbound planting beds.

#Shade Gardening - perennial ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes.

Shade-Loving Container Plants

#Shade Gardening - perennial ornamental grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' forms a vivid mound of bright yellow leaves with a few slender, green stripes.

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

As my photo shows, bunchberry (a type of dogwood) is a short plant, not a tree or shrub.

12 Native Perennials That Have It Made in the Shade

As my photo shows, bunchberry (a type of dogwood) is a short plant, not a tree or shrub.

This unusual set of three ceramic tea light holders from OKA includes two short plants (one aloe vera, one artichoke) and one taller aloe vera plant.

This unusual set of three ceramic tea light holders from OKA includes two short plants (one aloe vera, one artichoke) and one taller aloe vera plant.

Chelsea FS 1994. Design: Peter Tinsley. Alpine rock garden, Spring flowering alpine perennials May, by John Glover.

Sow hardy plants that need cold comfort

Chelsea FS 1994. Design: Peter Tinsley. Alpine rock garden, Spring flowering alpine perennials May, by John Glover.

'This flight of steps is part of a wide, steeply sloping front garden near Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. It was designed and constructed in 2004 and planted up over the following 2 years. The steps give easy access down the slope between large drifts of herbaceous perennials and low growing evergreen shrubs. '

'This flight of steps is part of a wide, steeply sloping front garden near Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. It was designed and constructed in 2004 and planted up over the following 2 years. The steps give easy access down the slope between large drifts of herbaceous perennials and low growing evergreen shrubs. '

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