Container Garden Design: A = Arborvitae, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Petunia

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Pictures of Flowers: A = Arborvitae, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Petunia

Pictures of Flowers: A = Arborvitae, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Petunia

Pictures of Flowers: A = Arborvitae, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Petunia
A nice combination of two hanging baskets and a planter

Container Garden Design: A = Arborvitae, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Petunia

Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Lynne Hand and Flickr

One arborvitae placed in a bright blue glazed container and two baskets of purple petunia give this grouping a sense of calm, balance and symmetry.

Arborvitae is an evergreen tree used in hedges and as wind barriers.

They can be grown in pots if we take a few extra steps to ensure success.

Select a short growing variety, since arborvitae can grow very fast and very tall (some varieties will grow three feet in a year). Make sure the container is large enough to accommodate the root ball and that it has extra space for the roots to grow.

Good drainage and a good quality potting mix are needed. Once the arborvitae is planted in the container, give it a good watering and add any other plants if you decide you want to under-plant it.

In this case, the edges of the pot are filled with bubble-gum pink zonal geranium. Both the arborvitae and the geranium love a sunny spot. Do protect the arborvitae from strong winds.

Two baskets full of purple petunias on either side add balance. The cool color combines with the blue-green of the arborvitae and the cool pink of the geranium.Want more? Use the arrows below to see more lovely container garden designs, all with identified plants and care advice.








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