Laurel Rimmer, Assistant Director of Wave Hill’s Public Programs, has had containers on her mind since demonstrating for visitors last weekend how to create container water gardens. This week, she broadens her focus.
By mid-summer, potted plants can be found in almost every garden at Wave Hill. The gardeners use plants in terracotta, cast stone, resin and ceramic containers as sculptural specimens or group containers together to create ever-changing garden pictures. Foliage and form trump flowers in most combinations; flowers are often used sparingly as part of the overall design. Here are some creative combinations spotted around Wave Hill this week . . .
At the Aquatic Garden, dark-leaved cannas and Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum ‘Schwarzkopf’.