By: Kim Charles

 I've always wanted to plant up a succulent coral reef, and it was a dream come true in this hover dish. I was able to find some coral pieces and the sea fan in a local vintage store, a craft store and online.

Cherry Ong from Richmond, British Columbia, continues to dazzle us with her stunning container garden designs. 

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Meet hoverdish celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary. The rock is a gift from a client as well (Yeah, my officemate said, "He gave you a rock. That's a first." I was elated of course!) I was thrilled my overwintered aeoniums came back to life in the Spring. 


Nothing says welcome home, more than spikes and glass.

One of my juicy colored, shade hanging baskets from this past season. It did very well through the three seasons in spite of worries that it would dry out or be too shallow to support these herbaceous beauties.


Of course, gotta have cool colors as well. The hoverdishes are designed and made by the very talented Todd Holloway of Pot Incorporated, Vancouver, BC, Nice guy too!


My growing collection of tentacle pots (made in the USA by pottery goddess Diana Moulds of Tentacle Arts Studio), Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde. They are planted with smaller agaves, and hopefully they will stay in these containers for many years to come.  Agave 'Shadow Dancer', Agave applanata 'Cream Spike', Agave bracteosa Monterey Frost', Agave lophantha 'Splendida' - thankfully all available at a wonderful local nursery. 

I have learned to love salmon and orange. They are some of the best colors one can play around with in the garden.


One of my cast iron succulent troughs. It was my first time to grow these succulents. Too bad they are not hardy in these parts. Take down day has been extra painful this year.


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