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Supertunia Bermuda Beach (recipe courtesy Proven Winners): With
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Supertunia Bermuda Beach (recipe courtesy Proven Winners): With Superbells Yellow Chiffon, Laguna Sky Blue. (Plants available at Atlantic Nursery in Freeport, Prianti Farms in Dix Hills, Martin Viette Nursery in East Norwich, Dodds & Eder in Oyster Bay, White Post Farms in Melville, F&W Schmitt Brothers in Melville.)(Credit: Proven Winners)

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Stunning container arrangements

This is the time of year when we find ourselves strolling nursery aisles, gawking at their beautiful pre-planted containers and deciding whether to buy them or create our own. Professionals put a lot of thought into their container ingredients, carefully considering simultaneous bloom times, mature sizes and aesthetic appeal. You should, too, if you decide to venture out on your own. Here are five of my favorite container recipes to look for this year, regardless of who's doing the planting (all are suitable for sunny sites). --JESSICA DAMIANO/jessica.damiano@newsday.com