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READER PHOTOS! Containers by Cherry Ong

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Cherry Ong

Today’s photos are from Cherry Ong in Richmond, British Columbia. She says, “Just shortly prior to reading your blog post entitled “Can I top this?” I was looking at pictures of my past containers and baskets to see what I can do differently this year.  Somehow they bring a sense of excitement as the season moves forward. I thought I’d share a few with you. I do love coleus too, and hope to grow many different kinds in the years to come.” Thanks, Cherry, your containers are beautiful!

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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Cherry Ong
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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Cherry Ong
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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Cherry Ong
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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Cherry Ong
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Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Cherry Ong

 

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  1. Deanneart 05/02/2011

    Very nice!

  2. gottagarden 05/02/2011

    Some of the best container plantings I have ever seen!

  3. stanhorst 05/02/2011

    I love the contrasts. Nice job!

    Stan Horst
    Publisher: BetterBenches.com

  4. petuniababi 05/02/2011

    This has gotten me totally hooked on container planting.I always wondered why my cousin liked it so much,now i see why.The contrasts are simply gorgeous!!!Sheer genius.

  5. user-7006895 05/02/2011

    These are really lovely. I'm hopeless when it comes to containers but these are really inspiring!

  6. PeonyFan 05/02/2011

    What a stunning combination! Cherry, would you comment and tell us what the feathery conifer is? And is that ajuga that skirts the pot? It looks huge--the benign air of British Columbia, perhaps? Thanks for sharing your ideas for pots.

  7. sheilaschultz 05/02/2011

    Lovely containers Cherry, planting time is almost here!

  8. arboretum 05/02/2011

    What I love about this particular pot is that it is the best possible example of Foliage Is Enough. I mean, who needs flowers here? Terrif. Plse correct me if i'm wrong>>the conifer is not a dwarf and is therefore going into the ground sometime soon?

  9. PerenniallyCrazy 05/02/2011

    Thank you very much Everyone! As an amateur gardener, I'm thrilled to know that the gurus and expert panel(I recognize the contributors' names above) from Fine Gardening approve. As such, I am more encouraged to create new containers.

    As for the questions on the plants on the first container, here are the plant names:

    Lemon Cypress Goldcrest (Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest')
    Prairie Fire Sedge (Carex testacea)
    Coleus (Name unknown as it is corner store find)
    Variegated hebe (Hebe andersonii 'Variegata')
    Black Scallop Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop')
    Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea')

    The container was made for a friend in 2009 and as far as I know, the lemon cypress was still in a container this year. As a bonus, the cypress has also a lovely lemon scented foliage.

    Thanks again and happy gardening!

  10. nadwa 05/03/2011

    : Agriculture is fine art and i am very interested with it

  11. JardinDelSol 05/03/2011

    These are the most beautiful container plantings I have ever seen. The vivid colors, the unusual choices for combos, everything - just stunning! Gotta say that the combo of rex begonias and what looks like Crystal Palace lobelia is absolutely brilliant. Spectacular work - WELL DONE!

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