Container Garden Design: A = Zinnia, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Coleus, D = Agave, E = Geranium, F = Yarrow, G = Canna

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Pictures of Flowers: A = Zinnia, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Coleus, D = Agave, E = Geranium, F = Yarrow, G = Canna

Pictures of Flowers: A = Zinnia, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Coleus, D = Agave, E = Geranium, F = Yarrow, G = Canna

Pictures of Flowers: A = Zinnia, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Coleus, D = Agave, E = Geranium, F = Yarrow, G = Canna
Wow! There's so much going on here, it's hard to focus

Container Garden Design: A = Zinnia, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Coleus, D = Agave, E = Geranium, F = Yarrow, G = Canna

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

If you have the space, why not try a super-sized grouping like the one pictured here?

A grouping of containers as large as this one allows you to grow a big variety of plants, even if they all have different requirements.

By growing each in its own pot, you can provide the right amount of water, fertilizer and even light exposure each one requires.

In the front of this grouping we find agave plants, perennial geranium, zonal geranium and two types of zinnia, a small single flowered and a small pom-pom type.

The side next to the paved path must receive more sun exposure, so yellow yarrow, penstemon, licorice plant with fuzzy gray-green leaves and yellow ornamental grass are placed there.

In the center, grabbing the eye, a large double red zinnia and penstemon in red and hot pink.

Behind as a backdrop, a clump of bronze canna, yucca, salvia “Black and Blue”, and even some dark burgundy gladiolus.

The left side of the grouping apparently gets more shade, which allows for the placement of annuals and perennials like fuchsia, coleus and hosta.Want more? Use the arrows below to see more lovely container garden designs, all with identified plants and care advice.








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