Enjoy nonstop color all season long with these container gardening ideas and plant suggestions. With potted patio plants, container gardening allows you to reap the benefits of a broad range of garden plants even in the smallest spaces
February feels like a turning point in the garden. Sure it is still cold outside, but there are signs heralding spring’s imminent arrival all through the garden beds. The garden seems to slowly start coming to life again, after a few months of dormancy. At first glance you sometimes see no change, but upon looking closer, ahh there it is. A tiny stem with an unfolding leaf basking in the late winter's sunlight.
But the best part of sharing your plants and flowers are when welcome visitors such as this lovely butterfly pay us a visit for a sip of nature’s nectar in its purest form. Putting on a dazzling display of aeronautics they dart to and fro choosing what color tickles their fancy. The numbers of these pollinators are being reduced in alarming rates by habitat loss, through urbanization and the overuse of pesticides.
One of the greatest pleasures I get out of my chosen profession is getting to meet with the local growers and distributors of plants and flowers. Herein is a list of my six favorite new and seldom used flowers for seasonal color and container gardening.