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Black foliage:
GRACEFUL GRASSES® VERTIGO® Pennisetum purpureum, GRACEFUL GRASSES® Purple Fountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum, Sweet Caroline Bewitched AFTER MIDNIGHTTM Ipomoea batatas, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart JET BLACKTM Ipomoea batatas, Sweet Caroline Raven Ipomoea batatas, ILLUSION® Midnight Lace Ipomoea
batatas, CHARMED® Wine Oxalis regnellii, SUPERTUNIA® ROYAL VELVETTM Petunia, You’ve Got Mail
ANYTIME® Plum Good Pansiola Viola, COLORBLAZE® Dark Star Solenostemon
(Coleus), COLORBLAZE® MAROONED® Solenostemon (Coleus), DOLCE® ‘Blackberry When life gets crazy, it leaves little time to actually Ice’ Heuchera (Coral Bells), PRIMOTM ‘Black Pearl’ Heuchera (Coral Bells), KODIAK®
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There are no steadfast rules here. Just be YOU and it will be perfect.
This plain mailbox went from drab to fab by defining a small, yet color-packed space around it filled with salt tolerant flowers
and plants. As the perennials and shrubs mature, they will dominate the space. For now, masses of vibrant color fill the gaps. 15
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planted right next to the mailbox you visit every day to collect the mail? Mailbox gardens are a prime opportunity to deliver a daily dose of smiles to you, your letter carrier and your neighbors too.
Mailbox gardens come in many sizes, shapes and styles – make yours as simple or elaborate as you wish. Surround your mailbox with a raised bed or containers and replenish them with good soil annually. Plant salt-tolerant varieties if your mailbox is near pavement that is treated in winter. Choose blooms you will look forward to seeing
up close. You’ll be glad you did, every single day of the week.
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Visit beauty.provenwinners.com/mailbox-garden for more information about salt tolerant plants.
Make a Color Statement
How about changing things up this year and going for a sleek monochromatic look? Start by choosing one stunning hue that will accent your outdoor architecture, then assemble a group of containers of like tones and type. Lastly, fill them with a fanciful array of flowers and foliage in the single tone you’ve selected.
Here, we’ve paired neoclassical containers with dramatic dark foliage plants and filled sleek, modern vessels with sharply
contrasting chartreuse plants for an extra bit of razzle-dazzle. If these aren’t your colors, how about using pink or orange?
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Do you like a minimalistic look? Find more ideas featuring monochromatic foliage at beauty.provenwinners.com/color-statement.
Chartreuse foliage:
‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ Ipomoea batatas,
Sweet Caroline Bewitched GREEN WITH ENVYTM
Ipomoea batatas, COLORBLAZE® ALLIGATOR TEARS® Solenostemon (Coleus), COLORBLAZE® LIME TIMETM Solenostemon (Coleus), LEMON CORALTM Sedum mexicanum, SHADOWLAND® ‘Autumn Frost’ Hosta, SHADOWLAND® ‘Coast to Coast’ Hosta, ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Tradescantia, GOLDEN TICKET® Ligustrum, LEMONY LACETM Sambucus racemosa and ANNA’S MAGIC
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