Jeff Calton shared a bunch of amazing photos of his garden in northeast Tennessee (zone 6b/7a) but I particularly wanted to share his beautiful collection of Sarracenia (pitcher plants, zones 5-9). These hardy carnivorous plants need boggy conditions to thrive, and he provides that by growing them in sunken containers with minimal drainage so the soil stays wet. By growing them in containers sunk into his regular soil, he can combine them visually with plants that require radically different conditions. I think you’ll agree the final result is pretty amazing.
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