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michellebi wrote:
Large leaf plant - Would you be able to tell me what the larged leafe plant is called to the right of the urn down the back. I was wanting to see if they would suit being in a large pot as a feature plant. Thanks
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itsmarcelle
also known s bird of paradise - one of my favorites
December 14, 2013 at 4:15PM   
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Kylie Bell
is there a plant similar to this that doesn't flower?
February 17, 2014 at 9:06PM   
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katespears wrote:
What's the name of the plant next to the deck hair? (There are 2 side by side) - By
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Thanks Peta - that is correct.
July 11, 2013 at 7:25PM   
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marylehman13
The bromeliad is an Imperial Bromeliad
February 18, 2014 at 6:32PM   
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samtiki wrote:
What are the thinner spikey plants as the border?
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It is Liriope.
April 10, 2013 at 9:16PM     
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Jennifer Waldrop wrote:
Landscape - Can you tell me where the pot in back center came from?
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Can you tell me where the pot in back center came from?
May 22, 2014 at 7:54PM   
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Try Terracotta Trading to source a similar pot...
May 23, 2014 at 12:53AM   
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afeelion wrote:
plants? - anyone know what the cool spikey plants names are???
   Comment   July 20, 2012
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Do you mean the larger ones near the pot and behind the chair? If so they are Bromeliads.
July 20, 2012 at 8:33PM   
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eclecticeye
They are indeed "Imperial Bromeliads".
July 21, 2012 at 9:58AM   
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Debra Prinzing added this to 8 Ways to Design an Alluring Backyard
8. Less is often much, much more. The word "uncluttered" comes to mind for this grassy nook. One Ali Baba–scale urn plus one simple, striped awning chair, and all of a sudden the space has a point of view.The urn feels permanent, anchoring the base of a tree trunk. The chair is less so, but that's part of its charm. Plunked down here for a moment, the chair turns a lush, tropical setting into a room — something to be visited and occupied, rather than just observed. (Imagine an outdoor dining table plus six chairs instead and you'll see what I mean. They would dominate the space, making it impossible to view the plantings). I like to imagine having this space all to myself, thank you very much!
Add an appropriately scaled architectural element. Large palm leaves and other tropical plants could eat up most garden statues like a Venus flytrap gobbles insects. This urn's simple shape does not distract from the shapes of the lush and exotic plants.
Where it will grow: Hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit (zones 9 to 11) but resprouts in zone 7Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Partial to full sunMature size: 1 foot to 2 feet tall and wideSeasonal interest: Purple flowers in spring and summer, occasionally in fall and winterWhen to plant: Spring to fall
7. Plan a self-watering systemInstalling a self-watering system in the garden means that virtually no hosing is required, even during dry summer months. Adding irrigation can be set up during construction or later on – and to make your life even easier, make sure it includes a timer or automatic controller. Once this is all working smoothly, you’ll be amazed at how healthy your plants will be.

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