Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
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sharonmatson wrote:
What plants are used in this planter? Thanks sm
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jrachelle
Thank you Michelle for sharing your design. I'm looking forward to trying this when the weather warms.
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How do I fit so many plants into this size Container?
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J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Great Design Plant: Purple Fountain Grass
Planting notes: Purple fountain grass likes loose, well-drained soil. Let it dry out a bit in between watering — once established, it's fairly drought tolerant. If you live in an area with very hot and intense sun, this grass will take some partial shade, particularly in the afternoon. If you live in USDA zone 8b or above and would like to treat purple fountain grass as a perennial, let it shine in your garden until late winter (February) when you can cut it back to about 6 to 8 inches. All other zones should treat purple fountain grass as an annual, but since it is so affordable and such a fast grower, you won't mind replacing it annually.More great design plants: Flowers and plantsGrassesTrees
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Potted plants. If your potted plants are drying out too quickly, consider a strategy that will help retain soil moisture and keep plant roots cooler:• Move pots where they get some afternoon shade.• Mass containers together so that they shade one another’s roots. (Be sure to allow for sufficient air circulation and light penetration.)• Use lighter-colored pots for lower heat gain.• Use larger containers — with a higher mass-to-surface-area ratio, the relative root area exposed to the solar-heated pot is reduced.• Use porous containers (for example, terra-cotta vs. glazed ceramic); evaporation cools the surface of the pot.• Use trailing plants to shade the pot’s surface.
Purple Fountain Grass(Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’)Purple fountain grass has exceptional dark purple foliage with fluffy, bottlebrush-like spikes. Its overall shape is reminiscent of a fountain, which is how it gets its common name. Although an annual in colder zones, it will continue to look striking throughout fall. USDA zones: 8 to 10 (grow as an annual elsewhere)Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soilLight requirement: Full sun to light shadeMature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide

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