I am about to demonstrate the power of three. Basically, the power of three is a budget-friendly way to still make an impact with your plants. Using three large containers, you can either hide an eye sore in your yard, or accentuate the area you want seen.
Last year, we used the power of three at the Southern Living idea house in Nashville. We were working with over 2,000 square feet and really needed something special to fill the space. This is the Southern Living idea house we’re talking about so everything had to be perfect!
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the “queen mum” agapanthus. She is tall and regal and full of blooms. The lavender petals are so soft and feminine as if painted with watercolors. She is also unbelievably easy to grow! Keep her in full sun and part shade.
The white lantana is perfect for anyone with black thumbs. She does not need much water and is nearly impossible to kill. We used her and the white angelonia to really ground the queen mum. For a little extra texture, I added some rosemary.
This color palette is classic Carmen. I just can’t resist paring white and green. So lush!
BONUS: Does your porch get flooded with some afternoon sun? Try placing two containers on either side of the door.
I stuff ‘n’ shoved these containers with queen mum, variegated ivy, and variegated solomon’s seal. How great are these square containers from the Ballard collection? You just can’t go wrong with slate grey.
I hope you are feeling inspired for spring. It will be here before you know it! I can officially count down the days on two hands.
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