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14. All foliage This easy-care combination of leafy plants provides a lush backdrop for a home deck. Sticking with all foliage plants, chosen in dynamic colours and contrasting textures, adds interest while saving the trouble of pinching spent blooms. Here, the designer used grassy ‘Ice Dance’ sedge (Carex ‘Ice Dance’), deep purple heuchera (Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’) and creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) to spill over the sides.Water requirement: Moderate Light requirement: Partial shadeTell usIf you found this story helpful, like it, save it, and share your thoughts below. Join the conversation.MoreFind a landscape contractor to help get your garden in shape
When to RepotPlants aren’t happy if they’re left in a container they’ve outgrown. Here are three signs that container plants need repotting.Plants look overgrown and are no longer proportional to the pot.Water quickly runs out of the pot, indicating that roots, rather than water-absorbing soil, are taking up most of the space.Plants show signs of stress, such as yellowing leaves, dieback or stunted growth.
Tip: Pot plants can collect moisture underneath and, over time, cause rotting and warping of your deck. Moving them around – or if possible, bringing them indoors – will allow timber to dry and help to avoid moisture damage and discolouration.