Frost-kissed You can enjoy the beauty of a frosty morning--knowing it won't harm your container garden--with this simple grouping of hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum), Ajuga reptans 'Mahogany', and flowering kale. All three plants take the autumn chill with ease.
Begonias (Begonia spp.), whether grown for their variegated foliage or summer flowers, depend on proper pruning to produce full plants. Most begonias grow as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11 with the exception of the hardy begonia varieties (Begonia grandis), which grow in zones 6 through 9. Although most begonias have similar pruning requirements, there are a few differences depending on the variety.