Chip uses several caladium selections with similar leaf colors to provide a wall of foliage in a shady spot.
Lynn and Chip offer this advice for great-looking containers.
- Be aware of sunlight, and choose the right plants for the exposure.
- Containers dry out faster than a garden, so check for water needs every day.
- Feed containers regularly to keep them flourishing. "I like ferti-lome Start-N-Grow. You sprinkle it on, and when the blue crystals disappear, it's time to add more," Lynn says.
- Add coarse gravel to the bottoms of the pots to ensure adequate drainage.
"Containers Make the Space" is from the May 2007 issue of Southern Living.