SUMMER CONTAINER GARDEN FLOWER IDEAS
Container gardening is a great way to exercise your green thumb if you only have a deck or balcony for growing plants. These pretty annuals thrive in planter pots, making them perfect candidates for your container garden.
MAKE IN SHADES
Add a big burst of color to shady spots in your yard with colorful caladiums. These tropical beauties sport large, striped or splotched leaves in a rainbow of colors. Caladiums thrive in warm weather and prefer a rich, slightly wet soil.
THE POWER OF ONE
There’s no rule saying that you have to mix different kinds of flowers together to create a great container. Get a bold look simply planting different colors of a single variety in the same pot. For big impact, consider mixing plants of different shapes together in the same pot to create a tapestry of color.
It’s easy when you plant an explosion of color by pairing a smoldering mass of Easy Wave Velour petunias with the fiery scarlet leaves of cordyline. These sun-worshippers thrive during hot, summer weather. Just water them whenever the soil feels dry to the touch and fertilize every few weeks. Colorful hummingbirds add to the show by feasting on the bright petunia flowers.