Enjoy nonstop color all year long with beautiful container gardens for your porches and patios.
Romantic Stair Step Pots | 'Caliente Pink' geraniums, 'Surfinia Rose Veined' petunias, and 'Techno Heat Light Blue' lobelias create a soft and feminine color palette for this doorstep welcome. | SouthernLiving.com
Add a Tropical Punch | Bringing the Tropics to your doorstep is a breeze with this combo: giant-leaved, sunny ‘Maui Gold’ elephant’s ear; heavily blooming, fiery orange SunPatiens; velvety, fragrant citronella plant; purple iridescent Persian shield; and a heavenly skirt of angel vine spilling down the sides. | SouthernLiving.com
How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold!
How To Plant Bulbs in Containers
Think Big: Complement the scale of your home with the right size pots. Bonus: Larger containers mean you’ll water less. Add paint: Customize your look by painting the pots to match the trim on your home. Apply two coats, and let dry completely prior to planting. Stack ’em up: Position the larger pot first, fill with potting soil, and then top with the smaller pot, placing it toward the back. Plant Smart: Place tall in the back, texture in the middle, and trailing toward the front.
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Tulips, Pansies, Acorus, Heuchera, Ivy and Fern | Pair your tulips with Lavender Blue' and 'Purple Wing' Plentifall pansies, acorus, heuchera, variegated ivy, and 'Tiger' fern (a selection of Boston fern). | SouthernLiving.com
Twinspurs, Violas and Kale | March weather is unpredictable, so for those cool days, try the prolific pink blooms of 'Strawberry Sundae' twinspurs (Diascia hybrid). They will keep looking great even when temperatures fluctuate. | SouthernLiving.com
Cheery Chrysanthemums | Nothing ushers in autumn like mums. Slip them between the coleus from your summer pots for a big show of color. | SouthernLiving.com
Strawberry Jar Violas | Violas are a beautiful and easy-to-maintain plant for the fall, blooming even longer than pansies. This strawberry jar features a striking combination of ‘Sorbet Plum Velvet’ and ‘Sorbet Icy Blue’ violas. | SouthernLiving.com
Vibrant Seasonal Pot | This explosive combo combines seasonal favorites like eye-catching purple fountain grass, ‘Fireworks’ gomphrena, and ‘Bandana Red’ lantanas for colorful blooms. Add sweet potato vines for an extra pop at the bottom. This pot will last until your first frost. | SouthernLiving.com
Show-Stopping Autumn Window Box | Dwarf Alberta spruce acts as a focal point for this fall-focused window box, while kales, pansies, and violas provide fall colors and textures. For a bit of romance, English ivy cascades over the sides of the box. | SouthernLiving.com
Bright Gold Fall Container Gardens | Pansies and violas are the easiest way to add long-lasting color to a fall container garden. This container creates a sunny color scheme with ‘Ogon’ golden sweet flag, ‘Matrix Yellow Blotch’ pansy, and ‘Penny Clear Yellow’ viola. | SouthernLiving.com
Stunning Marigold Fall Container | The sun's lower angle causes the ribs and veins of ‘Red Gaint’ mustard to glow white to chartreuse in contrast to its deep maroon foliage. ‘Bonanza Harmony’ Marigolds bring a burst of autumn orange and yellows to this fall container, while ‘Angelina’ sedums tie it all together. | SouthernLiving.com