Welcome to day 2 of Sheila’s garden in Colorado! Today she says, “As much as I love my gardens, container gardening is my true passion. My container gardening style is freeform, as is my in-ground gardening style. I’m not very good at following rules.
I’ve also become rather obsessed with succulents and cacti since we moved to Denver, so many of the containers I design have one or the other as an element. There are very few plants in my opinion that can provide the drama of an agave or a yucca. I’ve also learned that some succulents can tolerate more water than others so they often get paired with foliage plants that bring in needed color.
It’s fun for me to see an agave playing well with heucheras, coleus, and sweet potato vines all in the same pot. You’ll probably notice that I use very few flowers in my containers, I’ve found that if you have enough textural differences in the leaf shapes with pops of color from the foliage, flowers aren’t aways needed to bring interest. It certainly cuts down on everyday maintenance.”
Your containers are truly inspired works of art, Sheila. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
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