Pictures of Flowers in Containers: A = Canna , B = Sweet Potato Vine, C = Creeping Jenny, D = Petunia
by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)
Pictures of flowers: A = Canna , B = Sweet Potato Vine, C = Creeping Jenny, D = Petunia
Container Gardening Flowers: A = Canna , B = Sweet Potato Vine, C = Creeping Jenny, D = Petunia
A round raised bed made with concrete garden wall blocks, filled with a grouping of bronze canna in the center for height, and as a focal point.
The red of the canna flows down and blends with nearly black sweet potato vine (‘Blackie’), a fast-growing annual that drapes down the wall.
Contrast is achieved by planting creeping jenny in a bright chartreuse shade of green, on the edge of the raised bed.
The two colors offer a great backdrop for mounding, low growing annuals, like petunias and pansies in shades of pink, white and purple.
Any annuals with similar requirements for light and moisture as the canna and dahlia would work well. In the background, red dahlia flowers repeat the reddish hue of the canna leaves.
Neither cannas nor dahlias are winter hardy, so if you choose to replicate this display, remember to dig out the tubers before the first hard freeze.
Dahlia tubers actually benefit from a few light frosts before being dug for storage.
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