Today, Michelle Derviss is sharing the incredible colorful entry from her garden in Novato, California, which is in Zone 9.
A flower-packed container with ornamental sages (Salvia), lime green ornamental tobacco (Nicotiana alata, annual), and million bells (Calibroachoa, annual).
Zooming out a little bit, the container is massed with other beautiful pots filled with plants.
Iochroma (Zones 8–10), the tall shrub in the back, is loaded with purple, trumpet-shape flowers, while a variety of succulents and flowering plants make a grand display in front.
Zooming out shows this planting in context, anchoring a corner of the house, while the lawn and sitting area provide space to walk and enjoy the beautiful display.
The entrance to the garden. What a wonderful display.
One last view from another angle. This beautiful garden is a reminder that you don’t need acres and acres to make a wonderful garden. This small space is packed with carefully chosen plants for a display worthy of any botanical garden.
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