THE DIRT - Adorn's tips on texture for stunning container gardens

 Texture in container garden design  Texture... you think about it with fabric…but have you thought about it with plants? Plant leaves come in a million different sizes and shapes. Grasses, asparagus fern and cacti among others have spiky leaves. There are smooth and shiny leaves on a croton, ruffled leaves of a cabbage or kale and furry leaves on dusty miller. Broad leaves on a sweet potato vine plant and small leaves on moneywort. Truly, the options are endless. In order to have balance with the plants in the container, I always try to have a mixture of at least 3 different leaf textures. Plant texture is just one of those things most people don’t pay attention to, but when you get it right, wow!   Check out the 4 textures in the picture above. The palm fronds are long and thin, the ferns are delicate, the impatiens have mid-sized leaves, the purple sweet potato vine has large leaves and the wire vine leaves are tiny. Lots going on in this planter for sure!

Texture in container garden design

Texture... you think about it with fabric…but have you thought about it with plants? Plant leaves come in a million different sizes and shapes. Grasses, asparagus fern and cacti among others have spiky leaves. There are smooth and shiny leaves on a croton, ruffled leaves of a cabbage or kale and furry leaves on dusty miller. Broad leaves on a sweet potato vine plant and small leaves on moneywort. Truly, the options are endless. In order to have balance with the plants in the container, I always try to have a mixture of at least 3 different leaf textures. Plant texture is just one of those things most people don’t pay attention to, but when you get it right, wow! 

Check out the 4 textures in the picture above. The palm fronds are long and thin, the ferns are delicate, the impatiens have mid-sized leaves, the purple sweet potato vine has large leaves and the wire vine leaves are tiny. Lots going on in this planter for sure!

  LOVE THIS PLANT!   Need a thriller for a shady spot? You must try caladium. It comes in many different color combinations - reds, pinks, greens and whites. I happen to love the white and green combo in the picture above. Pair it with moneywort, impatiens and asparagus fern and you have a beautiful container garden that's made for the shade.

LOVE THIS PLANT!

Need a thriller for a shady spot? You must try caladium. It comes in many different color combinations - reds, pinks, greens and whites. I happen to love the white and green combo in the picture above. Pair it with moneywort, impatiens and asparagus fern and you have a beautiful container garden that's made for the shade.

 THE SCOOP ON UPCOMING EVENTS   Our next container gardening workshop is April 6th from 6-7:30pm at West Elm in Classen Curve. We'll be enjoying sips from The Well and snacks from Gold Plated Food. There are a few spots left if you'd like to join us. Click here for the link to register. https://guestlist.co/events/454026  These potting classes make the perfect team building or girls night out event. From a formal presentation to a hands-on workshop where you create and plant your own container. Give me a shout and we can get something scheduled.

THE SCOOP ON UPCOMING EVENTS


Our next container gardening workshop is April 6th from 6-7:30pm at West Elm in Classen Curve. We'll be enjoying sips from The Well and snacks from Gold Plated Food. There are a few spots left if you'd like to join us. Click here for the link to register. https://guestlist.co/events/454026

These potting classes make the perfect team building or girls night out event. From a formal presentation to a hands-on workshop where you create and plant your own container. Give me a shout and we can get something scheduled.

 Darling spring centerpieces!   Do you need a pop of spring color for your entryway or outdoor table? We have super cute spring pots available for $15 and Easter baskets for $25. Perfect for your spring entertaining, hostess or teacher gifts.

Darling spring centerpieces!


Do you need a pop of spring color for your entryway or outdoor table? We have super cute spring pots available for $15 and Easter baskets for $25. Perfect for your spring entertaining, hostess or teacher gifts.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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    CURB APPEAL SHOUT OUT!   Tim Fields' Salon has so much natural curb appeal it's hard to improve upon it. It's been a lot of fun creating seasonal container gardens for Tim and his clients to enjoy. Especially fun for me when his cute dachshunds come out to play and help me dig in the dirt. 

CURB APPEAL SHOUT OUT!


Tim Fields' Salon has so much natural curb appeal it's hard to improve upon it. It's been a lot of fun creating seasonal container gardens for Tim and his clients to enjoy. Especially fun for me when his cute dachshunds come out to play and help me dig in the dirt. 

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