ontainers can play matchmaker for plants that can't intermingle in the garden because of differences in height. Slip short plants into pots and elevate them to heights beyond their reach to create surprising, unexpected quick-color combinations.
Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…
This idea costs just $10 to make, but it’ll make you smile whenever you see it on your patio—and it takes just 30 minutes!
These DIY modern plant stands a quickie little project that will give your patio or interiors a splash of modern cool. I love that this is repurposing something that tends to be in abundance by the end of summer: tomato cages. Whether you have old rusty c