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Category: Home & Garden
Type of item: Plant or Flower
Heuchera 'Peach Crisp' Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha 'Denver Gold') Hosta 'Patriot' Bacopa 'Abunda Giant White' half barrel, soil, water
What was your inspiration?
This half-barrel had a shrub rose that never did very well -- it didn't like the afternoon shade. I worked on the container gardening course, and after looking at images of beautiful flowers for days and days, I had to get outside and plant something!
What are you most proud of?
The heuchera (coral bells) caught my eye because it's an unusual red-orange-yellow color. I picked the yellow columbine and hosta to go with it, and filled in with bacopa.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Don't go to a garden center that got hailed on the previous week. You can barely see the hosta at the center of the barrel because it's small, but it was the least damaged one there.
Take the container gardening class. Her designs are outstanding and right now is the perfect time to plant.