|This grouping includes succulents, herbs and vines. All the containers are similar in color.|
|Morning glories climb on the arbor.This is a what-not-to-do photo.|
2. When arranged in groups, the containers should be a similar color. They don't have to be the same size, shape or type. You can combine a variety of plants and flower colors (although be careful there, too) but the containers should be the same color. The photo on the right is from a few years back when I used several different colored containers (they don't all show). The grouping never felt quite right and I think that's why.
|Similarly colored pots. The succulent in the middle blooms ALL the time. The side plants are a begonia and asparagus fern.|
|Only succulents could ever be happy in this very small terracotta planter. It dries out very quickly.|
|This ancient aloe vera plant is huge!|
|My last purchase at the end-of-season half price sale.|
|Purslane comes in several colors including this cheerful cherry color.|
I must mention purslane, an annual succulent which has become a favorite. The simple flowers open about mid-morning and they just keep on coming throughout the summer.
|The container now sits on the front porch and began the summer with just one aloe vera plant with this lovely moss rose for a companion.|
|Sweet potato vine (chartreuse plant) makes a great container plant. There are several varieties.|
|Vinca works well in containers and can stand the heat.|
|Coleus come in some many different colors and sizes. Most love shade, but some tolerate sun.|
|I am fond of the airplane plant in this container.|
|Can you identify this plant? (See photo #3 above).|