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Designer's Challenge: Need help on Potted Tree/or Shrub

17 years ago

Okay- Here's the challenge- we replaced a deck with a 2 tiered patio. Once we took the deck off the back of the house though, we realized that the back of our house (cream stucco) is really blah looking. We put a patio off the back- a large sliding glass door opens onto a 6'landing and then steps down. We'd like to put a large container plant on either side of these steps. We're looking for something maybe 6-8ft that will provide maximum contrast against cream stucco. What would live well in a container and have some vertical height? My thoughts were a Steed's holly or maybe some variety of Crepe Myrtle? Don't really like the dwarf alberta spruce or cedar/junipers. What else could we put in containers on either side of the steps that would add visual interest? Evergreen or otherwise..... Also, anyone have any good suggestions on where to buy LARGE resin containers either in the West Chester/Philadelphia area or on-line?

P.S. I was going to include a picture but couldn't figure out how to insert one.



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