My clients had tried many plants in these very narrow planters along the front of this lovely home, but none had thrived.
After a quick consultation and walk around the neighborhood, we chose a few plants that seemed right for the space. I used the existing pink Cordyline a friend had given them as inspiration.
We packed in a lot of color and texture and added some sorely needed height. The family told me it has never looked so good!
This Fall we plan to add a lacy tree to the left, in the lawn, to soften the afternoon sun.
The colors of the plant palette are a bit washed out in these pics, tho they dazzle in person. I used Cannas, which have a bright orange flower atop tall bronze tropical foliage, and a wonderful easy-to-grow purple trailer called Tradescantia. On the right side, Tradescantia snakes around and under Horsetail (Equisetum) which is often used in modernist plantings. It is invasive, but works well here in planters.