What better way to try my first container garden than with free containers found in the 'hood on garbage day.In fairly good condition, I washed the containers and spray painted them black.
Next, off to Home Depot I went (Lowe's was of no help) with a list of good container garden plants I read about in Better Homes and Gardens magazine (love this mag!).
I found an employee who was so helpful and what he didn't know about, he researched on his iPhone. I came home with these four plants.I filled the planter 1/3 of the way with styrofoam peanuts and then soil.
Here is the planter in April . . .and here in July . . .Joseph's Coat which is special to me as that is the name of my dad and brother.Creeping Phlox which hasn't flowered yet.African Daisy which I hope will flower again.And lobelia which I absolutely am in love with!Seeing this container garden each morning on my front steps makes me happy.
Have you tried container gardens and if so, what are your favorite plants to use?
a garden of beautiful flowers
where I can walk undisturbed."
- Walt Whitman