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A Modern Tropical Patio Garden

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April 16, 2014
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Hi verea,
Yes, the plants are in full sun but could also handle part sun...4- 5 hrs a day would be ok. I have 10 - 15 plants per container. The larger container is about 36" across. I hope this helps!
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July 17, 2013
Lori B wrote:
Do you recall the sizes of the pots in these pics?
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The pots are 36" across the top, 30", and 24". They are light weight fibreglass pots. I hope this helps!
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March 10, 2013
Ronald Dangerfield wrote:
What's the name of the tall plant with red tip at the far left, second the end (little green one)?
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The tall red leaved plant on the left is a Canna lily 'Tropicana'. Here's a link for more information http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/canna-tropicanna.aspx
I hope this helps!
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May 7, 2012
tessymarie wrote:
what is the name of the plants on the edge of the right side? (the little round ones)
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Love the pot plant combinations. How often do you feed these plants and perform maintenance.
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Great use of the dwarf boxwoods! Beautifully done.
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Cannas can be worked into a formal garden by keeping them clustered and neat. Notice how the overall form of the canna planting is circular instead of "drifting" in a free-form pattern.

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Ronald Dangerfield wrote: What's the name of the tall plant with red tip at the far left, second the end (little green one)? Like Unlike · Comment · 4 weeks ago Glenna Partridge Garden Design The tall red leaved plant on the left is a Canna lily 'Tropicana'. Here's a link for more information http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/canna-tropicanna.aspx I hope this helps! 4 weeks ago · Like Unlike Write a comment Attach Images tessymarie wrote: what is the name of the plants on the edge of the right side? (the little round ones) Like Unlike · Comment · 11 months ago Glenna Partridge Garden Design Those little shrubs are Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (True dwarf boxwood). They stay much smaller than common boxwood and can be grown together to create a solid little hedge or clipped as you see here in my design. I just take some scissors or my pruners and give each shrub a "haircut" once a year to keep the shape round. I hope this helps! 11 months ago · Like Unlike costumier Love the pot plant combinations. How often do you feed these plants and perform maintenance. 4 days ago · Like Unlike Write a comment Attach Images What Houzz contributors are saying: added by Amy Renea to Great Design Plant: Cannas Cannas can be worked into a formal garden by keeping them clustered and neat. Notice how the overall form of the canna planting is circular instead of "drifting" in a free-form pattern.
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