Camellia, with its glossy evergreen leaves and large cupped flowers, blooms when few other plants do—in late winter to early spring. Plant partial-shade-loving camellias such as this 'Rubescens Major,' in slightly acidic soil that drains well.
~~verdolaga bicolor / two-colored Portulaca Portulaca is sun loving and grow well in hot direct sunlight up to 100 degrees F. Cut a stem, plant in potting soil and it will re-root. From one basket, I can make three or four in a three week period. It makes for a great hanging basket.
Fire flowers? Gloriosa lily (Gloriosa rothschildiana) is the climber in the family, reaching four to six feet tall, sporting large flowers that are pink or orange. It blooms from mid- to late summer into fall. Does best in full sun to part shade. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
Columbine Easy to grow and beautiful, columbine blooms in spring and early summer. The colorful blooms are loved by hummingbirds and gardeners alike. Name: Aquilegia varieties Growing conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil Height: To 3 feet tall Zones: 3-9, depending on variety
~~Blue Eyed Beauty African Daisy | This unique bicolor African Daisy will add a splash of bright color to your garden in early spring. Compact bushy form is perfect in patio containers and mass color plantings as well as mixed into perennial borders | Monrovia~~
Pot Klips - These pot hangers fasten to a wall and then the pot slips right in. The shape of the hanger is designed to securely grab the pot and hold it securely in place. Works best with clay pots and we love using these to hang our orchids outside during the summer months.
Crocus bloom in the late fall or early spring. Consider planting bulbs across the lawn. They will flower when it is too cool outside to mow, and their grass-like foliage blends right in with the lawn in the warmer months.