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Here's some eye candy -- and hoping this pretty water scene makes you feel cool and calm during a hot, busy week.
Isn't it amazing how some plants grow in the driest of conditions and some only grow in water? This pretty flower bloomed in part sun/part shade in the water pond of a Padadena private garden. SWG's Teresa Odle visited the garden while attending a GardenComm meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
Containers are perfect in so many ways. One way we think less about than how pretty or colorful they can be is how we can control a plant's exposure when in a pot.
For example, this geranium can move back inside in fall, and then into mostly shade first the next summer while it gets used to the heat and wind outdoors. You can move many containers gradually to get more ore less shade, depending on the sun's path at the seasons change.
You also can add annuals to containers to fill in color until native plants start to pop from summer rain. There are so many fun ways to grow in containers, the only limitations are space, budget -- and your imagination! ... See MoreSee Less