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Unless you are using a conifer as a focal point, lower plants should generally be placed in the front of the bed, with taller plants progressing toward the rear. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of low-growing conifers available for placement up close and personal. Certain pines, such as this mugo (Pinus mugo cvs, zones 2 to 8), as well as certain junipers, arborvitaes and prostrate hemlocks and cedars make great front-of-the-bed candidates.
Canna 'Pretoria' 3.6K Saves | 2 Questions Temperate climates. Anyone can grow tropical bulbs, even if those bulbs spend only a few months in the spotlight. Plant them along with spring-blooming bulbs once the days warm up, and they'll continue the show until the first frost. Grow them in containers so they get a head start indoors in winter and bring them back indoors when the nights get frosty. Cannas 'Bengal Tiger' and 'Pretoria' are basically the same plant. One that looks nearly identical is 'Tropicana' but it's calyx (the sheath at the base below the blossoms) is green whereas that on the other two is red.
Blue and Yellow Plants
Colors to consider when we repaint.
A combination of tulips (only foliage remains here), blue bedding hydrangeas and purple annuals, centered around two evergreen junipers, to create a soothing spring display. The junipers and evergreen boxwoods could remain in the containers year-round, while the bulbs, annuals and hydrangeas could be swapped as the season changes. Water: Moderate to high Light : Full sun to partial shade
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) Wild geranium, with its delicate-looking flowers and deeply cut, ornamental foliage, thrives in woodland gardens and deep shade. This North American native reaches 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. It blooms later in the season than many other spring bloomers and provides nectar and pollen to visiting pollinators. Bloom season: Spring Cold tolerance: Hardy to minus 42 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 41.1 degrees Celsius (zones 2 to 9) Origin: From Manitoba, Canada, south to Oklahoma and eastward to Quebec in the north and Georgia in the south Water requirement: Medium to dry soil Light requirement: Partial sun to shade When to plant: Spring or fall
Purple and chartreuse. Spring containers with a high-contrast foliage combination of deep purple and zingy lime green. The designer of this container garden combined plum-colored carpet bugle (Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’) with lime-green creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Goldilocks’), purple-leaved Strobilanthes, African daisies (Osteospermum ecklonis ‘Lavender Mist’), and purple and gold pansies.