Names of flowers: A = Willow, B = Licorice Plant, C = Scaveola

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Container Garden Recipes: A = Willow, B = Licorice Plant, C = Scaveola

Container Garden Recipes: A = Willow, B = Licorice Plant, C = Scaveola

Names of flowers: A = Willow, B = Licorice Plant, C = Scaveola

Scaveola and licorice plant (Helycrhisum) fill this unusual, large grouping of containers.

Trailing down from the edge, blue Clematis. A container like this will thrive in a sunny area of your garden.

Clematis is a large plant genus. The hybrid varieties are very popular as climbing vines, but they can also be used in containers.

There are three varieties of garden clematis, according to their pruning needs: class 1, 2, and 3.

Class 1 flower on old wood, they are the earliest bloomers and they require very little pruning, except to remove old wood that has no leaves.

Class 2 bloom on old and new wood. Blooms in early summer. They are the easiest to prune. You can either remove old wood, or cut it down to one foot every few years.

Class 3 bloom later in the summer. They bloom on new wood only. They can be pruned hard after they are done blooming.

Clematis enjoys full sun, but their roots need to be shaded, either by placing mulch, rocks or by adding plants around it. This container provides just that, by combining clematis with two sun loving annuals, blue scaveola and licorice plant.

A container like this one will benefit from fertilizing every once a month or so. It is important to keep the potting mix moist, so water accordingly.








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