Per this site "Creeping Jenny is also very easy to propagate by rooting in water. In the spring, I dig up a bunch and throw it into a big plastic bin of water. It roots quickly and then I have as much creeping Jenny as I need for all of my summer containers. I also dig up chunks, with soil intact, and plant it in containers as well. Creeping Jenny is hardy from zones 3-9 so can easily be overwintered in an unheated garage."

How to Grown Creeping Jenny in a Container Garden

Per this site "Creeping Jenny is also very easy to propagate by rooting in water. In the spring, I dig up a bunch and throw it into a big plastic bin of water. It roots quickly and then I have as much creeping Jenny as I need for all of my summer containers. I also dig up chunks, with soil intact, and plant it in containers as well. Creeping Jenny is hardy from zones 3-9 so can easily be overwintered in an unheated garage."

Plant plenty of marigolds (the scented kind) in the garden for color and to deter a variety of pests.  Be cautious if you have slug problems, though, as they are a favorite of the slimy, shelled critters.

Plant plenty of marigolds (the scented kind) in the garden for color and to deter a variety of pests. Be cautious if you have slug problems, though, as they are a favorite of the slimy, shelled critters.

Herbs and Edible Flowers to Grow      5 Edible flowers for your early summer salads.      Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) [leaves, stems, and flowers]     Basil (Ocimum spp.) [leaves, stems, and flowers]     Bee Balm (Monarda) [leaves, stems, and flowers]     Borage (Borago officinalis) [young greens and flowers]     Brassica flowers (i.e kale, mustard greens)     Calendula (Calendula officinalis) [flowers and young leaves]     Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) [leaves, flowers, and bulbs]…

Herbs and Edible Flowers to Grow 5 Edible flowers for your early summer salads. Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) [leaves, stems, and flowers] Basil (Ocimum spp.) [leaves, stems, and flowers] Bee Balm (Monarda) [leaves, stems, and flowers] Borage (Borago officinalis) [young greens and flowers] Brassica flowers (i.e kale, mustard greens) Calendula (Calendula officinalis) [flowers and young leaves] Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) [leaves, flowers, and bulbs]…

Container gardening picture of an old bucket turned into a container garden - Photo © Kerry Michaels

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Container gardening picture of an old bucket turned into a container garden - Photo © Kerry Michaels

We asked our go-to garden experts for their favorite hardy and inexpensive annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.

13 Plants That Give You Bang for Your Buck

We asked our go-to garden experts for their favorite hardy and inexpensive annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.

A. Dwarf sunflower (Helianthus 'Elf') -- 3
B. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum 'Yellow Chimes') -- 6
C. Celosia 'Fresh Look Yellow' -- 3
D. Marigold (Tagetes 'Janie Bright Yellow') -- 4
E. Lysimachia 'Outback Sunset' -- 3
F. Potato vine (Solanum jasminoides 'Variegata') -- 2

Great Containers for Gardening

A. Dwarf sunflower (Helianthus 'Elf') -- 3 B. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum 'Yellow Chimes') -- 6 C. Celosia 'Fresh Look Yellow' -- 3 D. Marigold (Tagetes 'Janie Bright Yellow') -- 4 E. Lysimachia 'Outback Sunset' -- 3 F. Potato vine (Solanum jasminoides 'Variegata') -- 2

Schefflera Arboricola (schefflera arboricola): Schefflera arboricola (syn. Heptapleurum arboricolum) is a flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to Taiwan as well as Hainan. Its common name is dwarf umbrella tree, as it appears to be a smaller version of the umbrella tree Schefflera actinophylla.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schefflera%20arboricola

Schefflera Arboricola (schefflera arboricola): Schefflera arboricola (syn. Heptapleurum arboricolum) is a flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to Taiwan as well as Hainan. Its common name is dwarf umbrella tree, as it appears to be a smaller version of the umbrella tree Schefflera actinophylla. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schefflera%20arboricola

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