Playing around with the different color combinations and textures of plants are fun and the choices are almost endless.To me, containers are an easy way to accessorize and customize my garden with pockets of color and my own creative expression.

Over the years, I’ve had some container successes (I was a 2011 & 2012 Fine Gardening Container Design Finalist) and some not so great, like being a bit too ambitious and planting over 75 containers one year in which I had to succumb to watering daily for months during a drought (what was I thinking! This year, I decided to keep my container count to about 50…still quite a few but alot more manageable.

By using a few container gardening basics and a little bit of TLC my containers provide be with big rewards throughout the spring, summer and Cupressus ‘Goldcrest’, Petunia ‘Ramblin Red’, Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’, Coleus Stained Glassworks ‘Burgundy Wedding Train’, Dwarf Nandina ‘Flirt’, Calibrachoa Minifamous “Dark Red’, Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’, Creeping Jenny.: Swan Planter- Petunia ‘Ramblin White, Euphorbia ‘Diamonds Frost’.

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