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Container-Perfect Plants!

Gardening in a small space does not mean small impact! There is a wonderful variety of Perennial Plants and Summer-Blooming Bulbs that thrive in containers, creating a huge statement in any space, big or small.

Perennials

Perennials are the cornerstone of many gardens for their hardiness, gorgeous color and longevity. Many gardeners planting small-space gardens don’t realize that there is a multitude of perennial plants thatthrive in containers, creating a gorgeous, multi-seasonal statement year after year.

Try the shade-loving, compact Astilbe Younique Pink. The vibrant plumes are shorter than other Astilbe, making this perfect for containers. The shorter Peony Top Splendid delights with full, gorgeous blooms that will fill your balcony or small-space garden with fabulous fragrance. Violas are a popular container plant and our Viola Columbine does not disappoint, boasting a multitude of spectacular blue and white blooms. Gaillardia is a tough, dependable perennial that is compact, making any of our five varieties perfect for containers. To see our full selection of Perennials that thrive in containers, click here.

Summer-Blooming Bulbs

If you’re looking for big impact and show-stopping blooms, Spring-Planted Bulbs are the perfect choice. There are several varieties that thrive in containers and delight with gorgeous blooms and vibrant foliage in the summer months.

If you are looking for a unique foliage plant, try the Caladium Red Flash. Huge leaves create a dramatic statement with bright red and green colors. Gallery Dahlias Singer, Rembrandt and Art Fair boast the huge, famous blooms that Dahlias are known for but are more compact, making them the perfect choice for containers. Begonias are a classic container plant and we are excited to be carrying over 10 varieties, all great for small-space gardens. Try our Red Hanging Basket Begonia for a cascading look, our Picotee Tuberous Begonia Mix that brings a rainbow of blooms to your window box, and more.  The White Florist Calla Lily brings elegance to the summer garden with stunning, pure-white blooms that thrive in containers. To see our full selection of Summer-Blooming Bulbs that thrive in containers, click here.

Containers

This year, we are excited to have expanded our selection of containers, making it easy to purchase everything you need for your garden – Delivered right to your door! Try our charming Hanging Art Basket, coming in four different patterns; A true conversation-starter for your favorite container-perfect plants. We also have a variety of Fabric Geo Pots, Hanging Gardens, and more.
 

Remember, having a small garden does not mean you have limited options! Try compact or dwarf varieties of your favorite perennials and get creative with fun containers. A small-space or balcony garden can be as diverse and colorful as any other garden – It just takes imagination!


March 4, 2013 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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