Small space gardening

Everything you need to know to plant in containers, leverage vertical gardens, and more

53 cool container gardens

Beautiful container plantings for your deck, entryway, or yard

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Mood & attitude
Thomas J. Story

Mood & attitude

“This is the It Plant of the moment,” says San Francisco nursery owner Flora Grubb of the icy blue powder-covered Echeveria cante, pictured at bottom left. “I’ve never seen a plant as iridescent as this one.” Here, the succulent shimmers against moody dark foliage—‘Cheryl’s Shadow’ geranium and ‘Black Adder’ phormium, which add structure in back. The 16-inch-wide container is made of lightweight plastic.


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