Container Gardening Ideas with Succulents
We recently put together a few container gardens with easy-care, exotic, Desert Escape succulents. Check them out if you're looking for fun ideas for your container gardens!
Sun-loving plants, Desert Escape
In this container garden, we started with bright green Crassula 'Campfire' a gorgeous succulent that develops orange and red edges in autumn when the days get shorter and temperatures start to cool. We accented it with Senecio
In our second container, we started with variegated agave, which has blue-green leaves edged in creamy gold. We love the way the variegation plays off the golden-tan detail of the container!
Opposite the agave, we put in a green euphorbia. It was an easy choice: The euphorbia draws the eye up -- and gets more dramatic as time passes and the plant grows. Next to the euphorbia we planted another variety -- E.
In the center of the container went an echeveria with frilly leaves. The texture adds movement to the grouping, and the purple-red leaf edges are an ideal complement to the red euphorbia.
We topped it off with variegated baby jade (Portulacaria), which as it grows, will act as a spiller, cascading over the side of the pottery and softening the edges. Its variegated foliage adds lightness to the planting while its red stems are a lovely accent to the red euphorbia.
In our third container, we used African milk tree, an easy outdoor plant that has an upright, candelabra-type growth. Its stems are variegated with milky white, adding color and texture.
Next to the African milk tree went another 'Campfire' crassula. The bright green adds a lively touch now during the summer -- and this fall it will create an out-of-this-world effect when it shows off its bright red and orange tones.
Opposite the crassula is flapjacks plant (Kalanchoe
As with the other containers, our border plant is a silvery echeveria (because they're such a beautiful plant!). The
Our fourth container features three different varieties of echeveria -- each with a different color and texture. By
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