I finally remembered to get a photo of our front door container planted this year. Our landscape has a lot of greens, whites and purples, so I try to use the same colors in our container with modern influences taken from our home’s ranch architecture.
The plant combo this year is limited to four, but only three are currently visible. The height comes from Birds of Paradise (Nicola strelitzia) planted in the back and the trailing is Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie Sweet Potato Vine’ and Tradescantia pallida ‘Pink Stripe’. What you cannot see is Asparagus deniflorus ‘Myers‘ – Foxtail Fern, which will take off here shortly and fill in middle section. Here is a photo of what the Foxtail Fern will look like (via Monrovia):
Here is a look at the containers compared between this year and last. The physical planters were changed to provide more contrast to the house color. Also these were taken early (2012) and late (2011) in the season so the density is not comparable yet.