Beautiful Combinations

Hi There!

Didn't mean to stay gone for a week. 
It's been super busy here.

I spent this morning working out in the yard and loving the progress of our plants.
One of my favorite things about gardening is combining different plants together.

Here are some of the combinations we have growing this year...


Remember when I showed you my garden cart a  few weeks ago? 
You can see it here when it was first planted.
The plants above are in that cart. :)
Yes, they are big and overflowing now.
The combination: geraniums, coleus, sweet potato vine, rabbits ear, and bacopa.


This trio of pots sits in a hot spot on the patio.
The combination: muhly grass, lantana, and asparagus fern.
Muhly grass is perennial here.
 I've never planted it in a pot before this year but I'm already convinced that it's a good idea.


The pot on the patio table is in full sun.
The combination: aloe vera, moss rose or portulaca, and purslane.
These little guys can all take the heat!

At our last house we mostly had shade and I miss the plants that I could grow there.
There isn't any shade here on this lot except for the parts that creep around the house.
We got brave last year and planted an oak leaf hydrangea on the side of the house and so far it's happy.
If you've never planted one of these you need to try it. 
They aren't nearly as picky as regular hydrangeas and they grow huge blooms all summer long.


That's all for me today.:)
What's growing at your house?

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39 comments

  1. I don't think I've seen an oak leaf hydrangea before - I'll have to look for them - hydrangeas are one of my all time faves!

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  2. So pretty! I just planted an Endless Bloom hydrangea and some hostas.

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  3. It got hot in a hurry here this year. My husband brought a rose to me today from one of our bushes. Lots of lantana blooming, too! Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs!

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  4. Your flowers look so beautiful! I love moss rose, they are the most adorable flowers and hydrangeas are always a showstopper:) I am waiting for Memorial Day when all danger of frost has passed and then I can safely plant my flowers outside:) Hugs, Poppy

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  5. Fabulous Stacey! I love peeking at your garden blooms! The heat is still kicking on here some nights, so the plants aren't really coming up fully yet. I can't wait until it warms up and I can get out in the garden!

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  6. Hi Stacey
    I love how you arranged all your beautiful flowers in each pot. Hope to plant some soon after the frost... usually after mothers day.

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  7. Beautiful flowers! LOVE Hydrangeas! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I loved hearing from you and seeing your blog :) I'll be back!

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  8. Your flower combinations are lovely, Stacey. Thanks for showing us!

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  9. Love all your garden posts! Looks like you are way ahead of the game. It all looks so beautiful!

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  10. Loving your combinations! I've got some large empty pots. I need to do some combining. :)

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  11. It all looks so pretty.
    Haven't planted anything at this Summer House...think I might do a little container gardening.....

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  12. It all looks so pretty.
    Haven't planted anything at this Summer House...think I might do a little container gardening.....

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  13. I think everything looks so lush and pretty! I have to look at the garden centers to see what they combine in their "pre-made" pots. I get a little lost with height and spacing. You have so many neat plants we don't have!! And of course, I don't have anything blooming except spring bulbs. We generally plant annuals after Mother's Day.

    Everything is looking great, Stacey, and I'm sure it keeps you busy and puts a smile on your face! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. I like how you combine different plants in the same pot. It makes for an interesting display. I always forget about moss rose...I'll need to get some for our full sun spots. Your garden cart flowers sure are doing well!

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  15. How interesting to see what grows in your area. I like your pretty combinations and especially like how you added the aloe vera. Your cart has filled in so nicely.
    I need to get my pansies out and replaced with summer annuals.

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  16. I just put out some rose moss in our front flower beds and they're blooming like crazy! The flowers are so pretty! I love planting new things each year and seeing how they do. Your gardens are picture perfect!

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  17. Your flowers are gorgeous and make me feel lazy because I should be sprucing up my garden right now.

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  18. Your flowers are gorgeous. I have looked at oak leaf hydrangeas but aren't they a climbing variety?

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  19. These are beautiful, Stacey! Is that a white petunia with a yellow face is the background? Gorgeous blooms! Want to come visit your Oklahoma friends and help me work in my yard? :) I haven't planted a thing yet this year!

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  20. Just lovely! Beautiful combinations of color and texture. Well done!!!!

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  21. oh it is all so pretty!

    We can't put things in the ground here until the end of May ( unless the weather that last week is warm for sure ) and your post puts me in such a hurry :)

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  22. We are just getting to the point where I can start to think about planting. These beautiful containers give me so much inspiration. I just can't wait to see color again!

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  23. Such pretty combinations! I have a few pots of impatiens that are going crazy. Everything took a beating yesterday though! Did y'all get s lots of rain too? Probably between 4 and 5 inches here, lots of damage everywhere around the neighborhood, so many big trees down. We got lucky, thank goodness we had the huge pecan tree trimmed last year, only a few big branches that ended up in the pool. But rain, yayyyy!!

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  24. The pink Bleeding Hearts all popped open 2 days ago! Now it's colorful with Forcythia, Daffodils & Tulips. Maybe next week I will plant my Zinnia seeds. I've never seen an oak leaf hydrangea. Your Coleus reminded me how pretty they are.

    Happy Mother's Day, Stacey!
    ~Judy

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  25. Your pots are beautiful! I have cleaned my beds again and am now ready to freshen them up for summer since it has finally gotten warm!

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  26. So beautiful! Haven't been able to plant anything here yet - it's still been too cold. Hopefully soon. Have a great weekend!

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  27. Beautiful Stacey! You are so far ahead of me!! I haven't planted anything yet! Waiting for the clean up of all the leaves and pollen first! You've certainly made me excited to get started!!! Happy Mother's Day!!~~Angela

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  28. I'd love to try an Oakleaf Hydrangea, Stacey. They have two bordering the entrance to our condo community. Love your plant combinations. I try to do different ones each year, too. I also have to keep in mind full sun and with the heat and humidity here in Ohio during the Summer months, they have to be tolerant of that. I'm going to try a grass in the urn by our garage door this year. I think it will be a nice choice for height. Just need to figure out what else to plant with it {which is half the fun to me!}.

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  29. Oh they look so pretty! I am not planting too much because of our terrible drought...still illegal to water anything outside so it doesn't come out too well when I try to plant things. Enjoying all the pretty flowers that I find on blogs. Enjoying yours lots!

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  30. Oh Stacey I just love your plant combinations! Full sun does have it's pluses! Your oak leaf hydrangea is so pretty -mine is just starting to bloom...the rest of my hydrangeas really took a beating with the hard winter we had, but the oak leaf did fine. Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!
    Miss Bloomers

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  31. Gorgeous Combinations!!!! Thank you for joining in the garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage! Can't wait to see you again this Thursday! xoxo, tracie

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  32. So pretty! Our flowers are finally starting to bloom here :)
    Susan

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  33. Your plants are looking marvelous! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  34. Gorgeous combination of plants!...and I so love Oak Leaf Hydrangeas....everything is just beautiful!

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  35. Gorgeous Stacey! I just planted my pots today. Planted some of the same. It's been cold here the last few days and finally warmed up and I spent the entire day in the garden. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  36. Gorgeous Stacey! I just planted my pots today. Planted some of the same. It's been cold here the last few days and finally warmed up and I spent the entire day in the garden. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  37. Such lovely combos! I really love the first combo you have showed! xoxo Jen

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