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Rectangle planter MR series

Container gardens offer the advantage of changing your garden with every season. The choice of plant material is limited only by your climate and your imagination. If you have a tropical or temperate climate, you may not need to change your container gardens at all, but you still might choose to.

When choosing plants for container gardens, keep in mind the scale of the container and how aggressively the plant grows. While you want your container garden to look full, fast growers will quickly outgrow their pots

The following choices should get you thinking.


bulletBulbs (Pre-chilled or planted the prior fall)
bulletEarly Flowering Shrubs: Rhododendron, Azalea and Lilac (won’t grow to full height)
bulletSpring Bloomers: Primrose, Fritillaries, Ferns, Kalanchoe, Pansies
bulletCool Season Vegetables: Lettuce and Greens


bulletAnnuals: Abutilon, Bacopa, Callibrachoa-Million Bells, Coleus, Convolvulus, Dahlia, Fuchsia, Geranium, Herbs, Impatiens, Larkspur, Lobelia, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Oxalis, Petunias, Scabiosa, Wave Petunias
bulletOrnamental grasses, Herbs, Miniature Roses
bulletWarm Season Vegetables: Tomatoes, Squash, Edible Flowers
bulletOr try a water garden


bulletSummer Annuals in Rebloom: Begonias, Fuchsias, Impatiens
bulletFall Bloomers: Asters, Cyclamen, Gentian, Heather, Heuchera, Marguerite Daisies, Mums, Osteospermum
bulletBerries: Cotoneasters, Pyracanthas


bulletEvergreens: Boxwood, Privet, Juniper, Wintergreen

To Add Height

bulletCanna, Colocasia (Elephant Ear), Brugmansia (Angels Trumpet), Phormium, Salvia, Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ (Fountain grass


bulletArtemisia, Creeping Jenny, Helichrysum, Houttuynia, Ivy, Moss, Plectranthus, Sedum, Spider Plants, Sweet Potato Vines, Transcantia, Wandering Jew



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