If you can see the pot or the soil, you just don’t have enough plants. In Texas, the weather is often not conducive to long, lingering looks at a container, so if you’re going to go to the trouble, you might as well give passersby something to look at. This designer’s planting contains tough plants to face a western exposure and that are drought tolerant.

Designed by Jimmy Turner

1. Avalanche™ Rose petunia (Petunia ‘Avalanche Rose’, annual)

2. ‘Sweet Caroline Bewitched Purple’ sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Sweet Caroline Bewitched Purple’, Zone 11)

3. Dusty miller (Sencio cineraria, annual)

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