Partial Shade/partial sun garden nook – water garden

Design objectives: Compact containerized planting that includes small water feature, full of vibrant colors and soothing sounds.

Location: Shady space with morning sun and afternoon shade (entrance or balcony, along the fence.

Main principles: containerized shade/partial shade tolerant/loving plants that can be easy moved and placed at different heights. Bright colors, different textures and water feature attract visitors – wild friends and 2 legged as well.

Colors: main chartreuse/lime, with accents of white, dark pink, purple and apple green.

Plants: shrub – Chinese fringe flowers (loropetalum ‘Plum delight’), subshrub – Arching fuchsia (F. magellanica “Riccartonii” or F. glazioviana), perennials: Western sword-fern (Polystichum Munitum ), Astilbe, spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), moss and grown as annual – coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) and impatience.

Partial shade garden nook with water feature

Bold – coleus;
Spiky – spider plant;
Fine – Fern, Fuchsia;

Forms: Gentle arching: loropetalum and fuchsia. Spiky – spider plant along with upright coleus and astilbe add vertical lines into composition. Round water container is the focal point of the composition.

Repetition: Coleus and spider plant, mass planting of impatience few containers with moss.

Containers grouped around water bowl with tallest and bushy plants to the back and smaller and fine-textured plants in front creating soothing and cheerful composition that houses gold fish and frequently visited by hummingbirds and butterflies.

Recommendations: Bringing the potted plants to sheltered area to over winter will give you ahead start next spring.

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