by Andrew Britten, ForemostCo®, Inc.
As combinations grow in popularity, consider using tropicals in your mixes.
For years our industry has been utilizing combo pots for entryways and patios. The main accent centerpiece items have typically been a dracaena spike or fountain grass. Although they have their own merits, enough already! The trend has been moving into mixing up your combo pots with tropical plants. They can give some great new textures and colors to your patio pots, which often can be brought inside at the end of summer and maintained as a houseplant as the annual components retire away.
I wanted to review some alternative crops that can be utilized in your combos to add excitement to your mix. These are all suited to tolerate the full sun environment that your combos would normally be in.
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