Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
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What plants are used in this planter? Thanks sm
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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
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to California Gardener's August Checklist
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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Planter
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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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Pretty purple
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Trailing verbena
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Love all
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nice plants
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Plants for large pots
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POT
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Fountain grass, trailing verbena, potato vine
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April 3, 2014
Grasses and sweet potato vines
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April 2, 2014
Combo of plants!
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March 30, 2014
all
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March 28, 2014
Urn arrangement
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March 27, 2014
love this planter
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March 21, 2014
Front porch pot
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March 19, 2014
L like the use of the verbena amnd potato vine
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March 17, 2014
By garage
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March 14, 2014
Plants
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March 13, 2014
been looking what other plant to use with the potato plants...beautiful
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March 13, 2014
Bel ensemble.
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Our Thriller!
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March 9, 2014
Urn with fountain grass
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It's simple and elegant!
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compact colour with black against white
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planter
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Tall dark grasses planter
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February 25, 2014
A deep red fountain grass
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February 24, 2014
Color
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February 22, 2014
colours
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February 11, 2014
purple grass
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February 9, 2014
like6
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February 8, 2014
nice planter
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February 5, 2014
I like the arrangement
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February 1, 2014
Purple fountain, sweet potato vine, trailing verbana. Partial sun?
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January 20, 2014
purple grass
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January 20, 2014
Colors & sweet potato vine, various shades of purple
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purple fountain grass, annual
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January 19, 2014
fountain grass and sweet potato combo planter
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composition
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sweet potatoe vine trailing verbena
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January 14, 2014
Fountain grass in the center,trailing verbena and potatoe vine
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January 10, 2014
Purple fountain grass is an annual, but it last through the fall.
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Love this
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January 5, 2014
Purple fountain grass in back, especially with the purple flowering plant with chartreuse foliage in the front (what is it?)
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flowers
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container garden
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pot for front porch
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composition
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nice color combo
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Front door urns
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Purple Fountain Grass
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What do you like about this photo? EVERYTHING. COLORS
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urn
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purple fountain grass
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plants
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purple fountain grass
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try this its gud
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Pot Idea 2
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Summer to fall arrangement
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November 8, 2013
It looks very elegant and powerful
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complements dark trim
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November 6, 2013
Would look great on front porch.
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November 4, 2013
great height and idea for a pot
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November 3, 2013
Purple fountain grass.
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November 3, 2013
Combination with purple fountain grass
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November 3, 2013
good planting for an urn
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A statement maker.
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October 31, 2013
so pretty ....love the dark drama with a pink contrast in the blk pot
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Pot
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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 soil Light requirement: Full sun to light shade Mature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide
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October 29, 2013
Color
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October 28, 2013
pretty for fall..may last all winter sheltered on our zone 7 porch
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October 27, 2013
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 soil Light requirement: Full sun to light shade Mature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide
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October 27, 2013
Purple Fountain Grass
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October 27, 2013
Grow a Beautiful Fall Garden in a Pot Purple Fountain Grass; fountain shape with bottle-brush-like spikes;
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October 27, 2013
Purple Fountain Grass can take part shade
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October 27, 2013
la hauteur
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purple and burgundy
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October 25, 2013
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garden
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Garden in a pot
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Plants
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October 18, 2013
on either side of garage front of house
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Window Boxes and Containers “potato vine.....all great for lots of sun! 16 months ago · Like · 1” “Fountain grass, trailing verbena and sweet potato vine” “planter with grass and potato vine with flowers” “potato vine”
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Fountain grass
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Like
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Love the tall purple fountain grass
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combinacion
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Colors
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arrangement
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purple fountain grass
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Fountain grass
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plants for pots
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colours, shapes, especially the dark grass and green
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colors
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love purple fountain grass color
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fall garden planter
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October 5, 2013
Fountain grass, verbena and potato vine
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lilledpotti
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What a BEAUTIFUL display!
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Great container pot
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Purple Fountain Grass
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September 26, 2013
color
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September 25, 2013
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 soil Light requirement: Full sun to light shade Mature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide
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must do
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September 25, 2013
composition of flowers
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September 25, 2013
Love pot idea
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Urn arrangement
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September 25, 2013
Purple Fountain Grass
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September 24, 2013
like
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September 23, 2013
The height of the grass in the urn. Beautiful arrangement.
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outdoor container garden
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Planter
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Front door pots
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plants arragment
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September 19, 2013
Good for backyard along fence?
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grass i like
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Love the colors and the purple fountain grass
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flower pot
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grass
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September 18, 2013
purple fountain grass through fall
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Outside
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Purple fountain grass
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garden
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GREAT LOOK FOR FRAMING GARAGE DOOR!
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Oloring and casualness
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September 14, 2013
Good for hot weather climate in the fall.
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black pot
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September 13, 2013
Nice idea for pots using purple fountain grass
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Fall container gardens
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Center grass height
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purple fountain grass
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Colors!
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PURPLE FOUNTAIN GRASS
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Fountain Graa
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Grass
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Purple fountain grass!
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Planter Fountain Grass, etc.
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Garden
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purple fountain grass
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love the mixture of the two different plants
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Front door planters!
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Front planter
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fountain grass
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September 4, 2013
I always liked this purple fountain grass. Always thought it would look nice at the E Rock Rd house-match the door and shutters. Can plant in the corner of wall by our bedroom and or any where.
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Grass
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purple fountain grass
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purple fountain grass -- annual, verbena and potato vine
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purple toned fall arrangement
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Fall Planter
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Colors that extend into fall.
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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 soil Light requirement: Full sun to light shade Mature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide
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Purple fountain grass- use in front beds
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August 31, 2013
entry
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August 30, 2013
THE GRASS AND THE HIGHT..
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August 30, 2013
Fountain grass with the sweet potato, beautiful combination of purples and bright greens.
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decor
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August 28, 2013
elegant
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August 26, 2013
NICE
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August 26, 2013
Pretty. Love the different heights of plants.
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purple fountain grass
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Purple fountain grass for pots
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Pennisetum
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August 25, 2013
Container Planter with Purple Fountain grass for the center, trailing verbena and potato vine
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August 25, 2013
Beautiful use of purples.
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August 24, 2013
Beautiful
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fountain grass
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Stunning!
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pots
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August 12, 2013
grass in urn w ivy and small flowers
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Plants
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By front door
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Porch planters
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Patio Ideas
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Planter idea
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fab
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borde de piscina
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Container. Purple grass, lantana and potato vine
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stunning
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Under spruce
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bouquet entree
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Ideas for pots
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Container garden
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