Mother’s Day container recipe

Bob Tuckey shares this unique planter recipe inspired by his oh-so-creative mum's passion for plants.

Credit: Bob Tuckey

Dwarf hostas and Euphorbia ‘Tiny Tim’ make this Mother’s Day container recipe uniquely beautiful

I’m a gardener because of my mom. She always had a beautiful garden full of wonderful and mysterious flowers, and from an early age I was inspired by her passion for plants. She encouraged me when I was little, even giving up a spot in one of her beds for me to grow Sweet Williams.

She is very creative and one of the reasons I like doing containers is because my mom created beautiful ones every year. This summer perennial container I’ve created is a tribute to my mom and her love of gardening.

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The plant list for the container is as follows:

• Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’
• Campanula ‘Dickson’s Gold’
• Hosta ‘Silver Kabitan’
• Euphorbia ‘Tiny Tim’
• Isotoma ‘Blue Eyed Creeper’
• Thuja Orientalis ‘Golden Upright’
• Viola Baby Franjo

Bob Tuckey

Bob Tuckey, a certified Master Gardener, is owner and operator of The Natural Gardener, a charming gardening supply shop in Vancouver’s Point Grey neighbourhood, with interesting, rare and unusual plants, the newest cultivars of the season, and a broad selection of native plants.

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