We will send groundcovers, compact rosette tuffets, and even some very dwarf shrubs perfect for your trough design. We can select from Achillea, Ajuga, Allium, Arabis, Armeria, Artemesia, Buxus, Cheilanthes, Dianthus, dwarf Equisetum, Euonymous, Hieracium, dwarf Hosta, Lychnis, miniature Pennisetum, Petrorhagia, Phlox, Plantago, Ruta, Sagina, Saxifraga, mini Scabiosa, Sedum, Silene, Teucrium, Muehlenbeckia, Veronica, Viola; and, of course many dwarf and prostrate conifers and miniature deciduous shrublets. If you want this for a hobby model railroad miniature landscape, please mention this. With information from you we could also select a complementary group for a trough kept in a tropical conservatory or at a sunny window as well from such tropicals as Abrometiella, Crassula, Sedum, miniature Euphorbia species, Figs, Cryptanthus, Hemigraphis, Peperomias, Colysis and a host of others--this is a quickly expanding category and we are prepared for you. As many of our long term customers have evolved (?) from vast gardens to deck planters and troughs and to plant rooms and lite gardens, perhaps this will eventually become the "Boomers' Collection"--whatever. Unless you suggest otherwise, we will send 10 dependable winter hardy complementry plants. This collection is a perect choice for Fairy Garden designs. Let us know if this is for a temperate zone fairy garden.
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×