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Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 24 - Can You Say Fastigiata?

Cedrus atlantica Fastigiata. Say that to your friends and they'll be impressed. Those in the know will look at you and say, "Oh, you mean Blue Atlas Cedar." That just sounds so proletariat for a plant that carries a sense of being regal. But it sure is a whole lot easier to spell.

Blue Atlas Cedar is always a classic container plant and is perfect for high profile spots. Red Bor Kale for the front sun-facing side of the container with Heuchera Obsidian along the shadier sides and back, with a little Carex Evergold to soften the sides.



At October 25, 2010 at 8:56 PM , Anonymous Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Nice! I never would have thought of using atlas cedars in planters!

At October 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Debbie Baugher said...

Love this idea. Use live whenever possible and this will stay green all winter long.

Great look. Starts off the holiday season and keeps giving the rest of the year.

Great idea.


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