How to create a lush backyard without putting a single plant in the ground
Thomas J. Story
A bougainvillea and citrus tree—two of only a few plants in the ground in Gutierrez’s yard—weren’t enough to cover her fence, so she filled in the understory with potted plants, arranging them from short to tall to enclose the space around her chair.
Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’ (in orange pot), aeonium (in chartreuse pot), Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ (in low blue-green pot), Agave attenuata and aeonium (in tall green pot), and sword fern (far right).