A while ago I shared a post about cute container gardening ideas, so I thought it might be fun to look at some of the best plants to use in those containers.
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Cottage At The Crossroads has used one of my favorite flowers in the galvanized tub below. I love the way the color of the pansies look against the grey galvanized tub. It’s such a soft look, but makes the flowers stand out as well.
I love these petunias with the soft green edging. I’ve never seen them before. Angie The Freckled Rose filled a red clay pot with this petunia called Supertunia Picasso in Blue. There are a number of different colors of supertunia petunias and they are all beautiful.
Geranium are so versatile and they are perfect for container gardening. I think these red geranium that I found at my favorite nursery are so pretty. I wrote about it on this post about spring flowers.
Impatiens are another favorite of mine. They are one of a few flowers that do well in shade or maybe light morning sun. An Extraordinary Day used these beautiful peach impatiens for her window box. Last year I planted some in containers on my deck rail and they bloomed most of the summer.
When I think of fuchsia, I always think of my Mom. When I was young, we lived in California and she had two big fuchsia “bushes” right next to her porch. I know in parts of the country, fuchsia can be annuals; but in California they are evergreen and grow to be big bushes. As I remember my Mom’s were two shades of pink, but I really love these pink and white fuchsia over at Empress of Dirt.
Calibrachoa ‘Million Bells’:
Jami at An Oregon Cottage shares a simple flower pot design she uses for her container gardening. In the picture below she used dwarf dahlia, calibrachoa ‘million bells’, dwarf snapdragons, alyssum, trailing ivy geranium, and white bacopa.
Verbena & Alyssum:
I love container gardening! It’s so easy and a great way to add a bit of color to your porch, patio, or deck. I hope you found a few favorites in this post to add to your pots. I found several favorites, so it’s going to be hard to choose which ones I want to try this summer.
P. S. – Click here to go to the post , “Collection of Container Gardening Ideas” where I share ideas for different containers that can be used for your flowers.