By: Garden Gate staff
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Want to change up the look of your containers without making much of a mess? Or just looking for an easier, faster way to plant combos? Rather than planting directly into your decorative container, plant in a liner, like the ones below, and then slip it into the other pot.
There are tons of benefits to planting up a liner first: They make spring planting and fall cleanup a snap. Just pull the lightweight liner out and take it to your work area — heavy containers can stay where they are. And you won’t need as much potting mix when you plant, either. Stack bricks in the bottom of your container to support the liner, instead.
Now click ahead to find out more about the plants in the combo to the left!
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Maltese cross and gloriosa daisy need full sun to bloom their best, but they do fine in this part-shade-loving container. Why? They were already in bloom when planted!
A – Purpleheart tradescantia Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’
B – Asparagus fern Asparagus densiflorus ‘Sprengeri’
C – Croton Codiaeum variegatum ‘Petra’
D – Gloriosa daisy Rudbeckia hirta ‘Tiger Eye Gold’
E – Sedum Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
F – Coral bells Heuchera ‘Obsidian’
G – Maltese cross Lychnis x arkwrightii ’Orange Gnome’ (‘Orange Zwerg’)