Flowering plants look great in a container for a few weeks or
months, but when they are done blooming, you’ll either need to replant
with something else, or just have a ho-hum container for the rest of
the year. Perhaps it’s time to think beyond flowering plants and
concentrate on foliage with fascinating texture and color.
Pairing plants with contrasting colored foliage can be even
more eye-catching than flowers. Plus, foliage-centric containers become
lasting art in your landscape that are easy to care for. No
deadheading! You’ll still want to follow basic design techniques when
creating a container, using plants that give you height, color and
lushness that spills out beyond the container.