18 Tips for Decorating Your Garden
9. Showcase Plant Collections
Besides singling out favorite specimens for pots and pedestals, the Bealls grouped container plants where they could appreciate them at eye level. Ed, whose passion is succulents—aeoniums, senecios, echeverias, agaves—displays them on a vintage pine table and a painted chest of drawers that he coated with a waterproofing sealer for wood. "If you tucked these plants in beds, they'd disappear," Susie notes. "Here, you can study all their unusual shapes."