Falling CliffEclectic Landscape, San Luis Obispo

Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture

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Lauren Dunec Design added this to 10 Sizzling-Hot Summer Container GardensMay 31, 2017

6. Low water. For a dramatic container display that can take summer heat without needing frequent irrigation, take a look at this planting trio in San Luis Obispo, California. The designer used a simple trio of a large-scale agave, a low-growing filler of blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae, zones 9 to 12), and orange-flowering parrot’s beak (Lotus maculatus, zones 9 to 11) for a hit of color.This drought-tolerant “recipe” could easily be reproduced with plants with similar attributes. For example, one could choose a focal-point succulent like an aeonium, a low-growing filler such as stonecrop (Sedum spp.) and a bright accent such as hot-orange blanketflower (Gaillardia spp.) or lime-green ‘Angelina’ stonecrop (S. rupestre ‘Angelina’, zones 3 to 11).Water requirement: Low once establishedLight requirement: Full sun to partial sun

Lauren Dunec Design added this to Succulents in Containers: The Ultimate Easy-Care Mini GardenMar 17, 2017

6. High-Impact EntryFor entryway plantings that can be seen from the sidewalk, look for large-scale succulents like foxtail agave (Agave attenuata) or aloe varieties. Use the age-old container composition rule — “thriller, filler and spiller” — to design your container. Here, the foxtail agave acts as the focal point (the “thriller”), blue chalk sticks (Senecio mandraliscae) fills in the midsection (the “filler") and orange-flowering parrot’s beak (Lotus maculatus) cascades over the side (the “spiller”). A tall container gives the planting trio more visual impact and shows off the trailing habit of the parrot’s beak vine.

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Jeanie Richardson added this to Green Thumb & GardenAug 18, 2019

orange-flowering parrot’s beak (Lotus maculatus, zones 9 to 11) for a hit of color.

pam55wood added this to GardeningJun 25, 2019

Front entry container idea for Rosie’s house

beduquemon added this to Ideas de beduquemonJun 23, 2019

Para las plantaciones de entrada que se pueden ver desde la acera, busque suculentas a gran escala como el agave cola de zorro (Agave attenuata) o las variedades de aloe. Utilice la antigua regla de composición de contenedores, “thriller, filler and spiller”, para diseñar su contenedor. Aquí, el agave cola de zorro actúa como el punto focal (el "thriller"), los palitos de tiza azul (Senecio mandraliscae) rellena la sección media (el "relleno") y el pico de loro de flor de naranja (Lotus maculatus) cae en cascada por el lado (el "Spiller").

jobelsobel added this to 340 GardenJun 20, 2019

orange-flowering parrot’s beak (Lotus maculatus)

cathermoser added this to ideas for front entrance doorJun 2, 2019

not exactly a door, but would be just outside of door: tall, contempory pot, succulents that trail

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