Summertime means tropical plants, even for gardeners who have snow in the winter. Tropical container gardens in the sun announce that it's not horticultural-business-as-usual.
Changing out your tropical containers every year is a great opportunity to express yourself, or highlight new features of your house or garden by repeating their colors. The number of plants you use makes a surprising difference in the mood your container garden creates.
Design rules favor odd-number groupings, but a mass of one plant can be bold, not boring. What about even numbers in containers? Dramatic or dull?
Come to the photo gallery and take a look at Proven Winners' tropical container gardens ranging from simple to elaborate, in odd and even numbers. Which do you respond to?