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Deborah Silver ~ ". . .grey foliaged plants that are rugged. The paddle shaped leaves of cirrus dusty miller, the texture of simple shaped leaves, repeated in a smaller version with the silver helicrysum, is a great contrast to the needle foliaged icicle plant. The saucy and ferny foliaged plant in the center-a silver centaurea. . . the white nicotiana on the sides requires more watering."

centaurea gymnocarpa, cirrus dusty miller, and silver licorice (Detroit Garden Works)

The big pots have grass, a broad leaved bamboo, and a tall dahlia as centerpieces.  The pastel petunias have that same loose weedy look as the grassy beds.  One would never suspect this planting was photographed in late September.

The big pots have grass, a broad leaved bamboo, and a tall dahlia as centerpieces. The pastel petunias have that same loose weedy look as the grassy beds. One would never suspect this planting was photographed in late September.

Being ever so fond of all of the cultivars of nicotiana, I planted the boxwood parterre in front of the shop this year with a mix of 3 kinds.  Nicotiana “perfume white” is short growing, and as  fragrant as the name suggests.  Nicotiana alata white is a taller, lanky growing nicotiana with larger and more widely spaced branches and flowers.  Bur nearest and dearest to my heart is the big growing species, nicotiana mutabilis.  I can’t manage to let a summer go by without planting it-usually…

Being ever so fond of all of the cultivars of nicotiana, I planted the boxwood parterre in front of the shop this year with a mix of 3 kinds.

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In this garden, Deborah Silver has gone to a lot of trouble to create this striking tiered planter using contrasting shapes and colour of both flowers and foliage.

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21 Flowering Container Garden Plants for Sunny Spots

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When it comes to containers, bigger is better. Large containers hold more soil and don't dry out as quickly as smaller pots and planters. Plus, the bigger the pot you have the larger variety of flowers you can grow. Here, for example, a jumbo terra-cotta bowl holds a striking assortment of vinca, caladium, and impatiens.

When it comes to containers, bigger is better. Large containers hold more soil and don't dry out as quickly as smaller pots and planters. Plus, the bigger the pot you have the larger variety of flowers you can grow. Here, for example, a jumbo terra-cotta bowl holds a striking assortment of vinca, caladium, and impatiens.

These double ball yew topiaries rule the garden just outside my front door.  They seem quite happy in these enormous pots-the soil moisture is steady.  The generous skirt of mixed petunias, cerise pink verbena and white bacopa-a perfect foil to that seriously dark green form.  I am delighted

These double ball yew topiaries rule the garden just outside my front door. They seem quite happy in these enormous pots-the soil moisture is steady. The generous skirt of mixed petunias, cerise pink verbena and white bacopa-a perfect foil to that seriously dark green form. I am delighted

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