An Apartment Complex Gets a Garden Makeover -

An Apartment Complex Gets a Garden Makeover

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Why Everything WorksI am not a professional garden designer, and since I purchased the nonrescued plants on my own dime, the budget was very small. What I think makes this space work is the combination of low-maintenance plants with enough foliage interest to turn heads without the use of flowers. While everyone loves flowers, I used them sparingly so there would be year-round interest — not to mention less work removing the spent blooms.Continuity was also key, so I repeated certain elements throughout. By sticking to a color scheme of pink, white and lime green, I was able to include a variety of plants without making the garden look cluttered.

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iklurman added this to Plants
April 13, 2014
What a difference a year and a half made! The tiny banana plant now towers over the laundry room, with several suckers at its base. The ti plants (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister', zones 9 to 11) have grown tall in their protected microclimate, and the ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Marguerite', zones 9 to 11, annual elsewhere) has taken it upon itself to cover the garden with a bright green living mulch. You might be wondering if the ornamental sweet potato vine gets out of control in such a small space. Yeah, it does. I've been pruning the vines once a week to keep them off the sidewalk and will replace them with a less-enthusiastic ground cover next year.
coeurvaillant added this to Plantes
December 29, 2013
The ti plants (Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Sister', zones 9 to 11) have grown tall in their protected microclimate, and the ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Marguerite', zones 9 to 11, annual elsewhere) has
Maureen Adams added this to Bathroom Ideas
December 5, 2013
i like the colours
deborahnielsen added this to Nielsen Backyard
November 9, 2013
favorite colors pink-burgandy and shades of green. Calming and exciting all at once.
dionicioj2000 added this to arreglos del driveways o enfrente
October 30, 2013
contrastes bien pensados
jbf1483 added this to jbf1483's Ideas
October 23, 2013
lulubelle5 added this to lulubelle5's ideas
October 20, 2013
different shapes too!
tlshirley added this to tlshirley's ideas
October 16, 2013
pretty border
eagleave added this to eagleave's Favorites
September 27, 2013
beautiful shade tropical garden
Gemma Vidad added this to gemma_vidad's ideas
September 24, 2013
stephnels0607 added this to stephnels0607's ideas
September 24, 2013
more stx plantings
ogmandino added this to 2013 Home
September 23, 2013
karenschleifer added this to Karen's Ideabook
September 23, 2013
reneetritt added this to reneetritt's ideas
September 23, 2013
like the difff colors
beautysblush added this to Landscaping
September 23, 2013
Red sisters and varigated dogwood mixed with elephant ears.
vistaliving added this to Patio Ideas
September 22, 2013
Pink, white and lime green colour
vbsedgwick added this to vbsedgwick's Ideas
September 22, 2013
For my shady planter.
madbec added this to madbec's ideas
September 22, 2013
color contrast
christine04 added this to christine04's ideas
September 22, 2013
andie200 added this to Gardening
September 22, 2013
Love variety of colors
arielg added this to arielg's ideas
September 22, 2013
front porch ideas
jenhermes56 added this to jenhermes56's ideas
September 22, 2013
kateedykstra added this to kateedykstra's ideas
September 22, 2013
ckneis01 added this to Kneisl Garden - 2112 Selwyn
September 22, 2013
Landscape - Side of House
chingy9 added this to chingy9's Ideas
September 22, 2013
catherine_covington added this to Cat's dream ideas
September 22, 2013
atomatom added this to atom idea book
September 22, 2013
jambaril added this to jambaril's Favorites
September 22, 2013
Plantes fl colorees
etlswim added this to etlswim's ideas
September 22, 2013
shafiq245 added this to shafiq245's ideas
September 22, 2013
par278546 added this to par278546's ideas
September 18, 2013
jardin betty
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