Incorporate Perennials. Don't be afraid to incorporate perennials into your spring containers. Then plant the perennials in your garden once the annuals start to fade. Here, for example, bacopa, purple pansy, white nemesia, and yellow strawflower mix well with 'Fire and Ice' hosta. Hint: Growing hostas and other perennials in tall containers can help protect them from hungry rabbits early in the season. Creamy Yellow, Annual Fade, Hungry Rabbit, Blue You, Plants Gardens, Incorporated Perennials, Growing Hosta, Container Gardening, Container Flowers
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Use yellow to wake up your landscape once winter passes. Here, a golden container holds yellow primroses and 'Lemon Symphony' osteospermum. All that yellow contrasts beautifully with purple from 'Berries & Cream Sachet' nemesia, 'Caitlin's Giant' ajuga, and columbine. Hint: Echo the color of your house in your container garden, or use it to complement blooms from your yard for extra appeal.
Fill Your Deck with Plants - Soften your space with beautiful blooms and lush greenery from container gardens. It's easy to tuck a few containers here and there. Here's a hint: You may not be limited to growing annuals. Perennials and shrubs survive outdoors in containers if the container is large enough, which may be 4- to 5-feet wide in northern climates.
Now THAT's a container! Need a list of probables to create this top to bottom: a bright green Colocasia/Caladium (Elephant Ear) // Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (or Lysimachia “Firecracker” – which is invasive planted in ground) // Monarda (bergamot - bee balm) "Pardon my Pink" // Coleus (red or pink) // Ipomoea - Sweet Potato Vine "Sweetheart lime"
'Warm Summer' Coneflower produces flowers for bouquets from June through August. It fills a garden bed with warm color -- just sow seeds and enjoy flowers later in the season. Name: Echinacea 'Warm Summer' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide Zones: 4-9 Grow It With: Black-eyed Susan Source: burpee.com