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A Modern Container Planting Featuring Multiple Varieties of Oxalis

Oxalis is a genus of plants also known as wood-sorrel.  Besides being pesky in lawns and greenhouses, certain species can be used for medicinal treatments for fever and nausea.  Recently, different varieties have started to come out in the nursery industry that feature larger foliage, different foliage colors, flower size and color.

A Bright Variety of Oxalis

Typically the lawn variety of oxalis has yellow flowers reminiscent of a 5 petaled daisy but they can also be white and shades of pink/purple.   The foliage is dark purple to green to lime green and red.  The plants are popular gifts for St. Patrick’s Day because of their similarities to clover.  Similar to a potato, the oxalis is planted with tuber roots.  They can be found in retail either in tuber form or already grown out as a plant.

A Cluster of Oxalis in Small Containers

Because of their smaller sizes and annual habit (in our climate), oxalis is a perfect plant for container plantings.  It is a versatile plant that can be used in combination with other plants or on its’ own in a variety of containers ranging from rustic terra-cotta to ultra sleek modern.  At the end of the season, the tubers can be dug up and saved for next year or the plants can also double as indoor features for the winter.

Article written by lilyofthevalley for Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design.

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Warm spring weather inspires new ideas for rooftop terraces and decks everywhere.  Poly pebbles should be on your checklist of things to add to your garden. They elegantly disguise soil in planters or planting beds, are lightweight for ease of use and are generally more sustainable since they are made with recycled materials.

Poly pebbles used in a planter

Poly pebbles are easy to install and last a lifetime.This product comes in different colors and sizes much like the natural stone they are modeled after. Pricing is comparable to natural stone.

Paired these pebbles with perfect color to create a sleek look. They add a sense of refinement that isn’t found with typical mulch nuggets or bare soil.  The pebbles are weather durable so they can be used indoors or out. Check out more pictures at www.interiorplantscaper.com/planters_poly_pebbles.htm

Article written by lilyofthevalley for Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design.

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