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Photo: Linda Oyama Bryan
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7. Be Strategic with Plants (cont'd)

Container gardens provide an easy-to-change, movable feast of color, offering a lot of versatility in a small space. In summer, lush foliage plants, including variegated croton petra, coleus, creeping jenny, chartreuse sweet potato vine, asparagus fern, and grassy-leaved sweet flag, brighten the patios without needing deadheading. Most last into the fall for a long, almost effortless season of continuous color.
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