You may already grow some of the plants on this list in containers, but there are several that I had not expected. This list is not about the petunias and geraniums that we all grow, but a selection of different plants that can provide color throughout the season. The plants are described in an article by Arricca Sansone which I found on the Country Living website.
Container gardening is a super-easy way to dress up your front porch, add a splash of color to shady areas, or cope with poor soil in your yard. “Many plants thrive in containers. The most important thing is good drainage,” says Barbara Wise, author of Container Gardening for All Seasons. “Make sure there’s a hole in the bottom of your pot so plants don’t drown, and read the tag or talk to the nursery to learn which plants do well in your specific conditions, such as full sun or shade.” While petunias and marigolds are reliable old standbys in pots, consider these other colorful plants and newer varieties that offer long-lasting beauty in any container:.
1 Coral BellsCourtesy of Proven Winner
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