Spruce Up Your Container Garden This Season

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A new season is upon us, which means it is time to work on your garden! Although, what region you are located in will determine when you are able to start working on your spring garden. Even if the colder months drag out longer than expected, there are certain plants that won’t mind the cold weather. Here are some plants that will bring color back into your garden this season.


Depending on the season, bulbs are a great plant to add to your garden bed or plant containers. Tulips, tall darwin hybrids, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, and dwarf irises would look great in an old tin breadbox, old coffee pots, and large baskets. The possibilities are endless when creating a great look for your garden with containers. It is recommended to keep the bulbs in their pots until the foliage naturally dies. Then, plant the bulbs in your garden, where they will continue to bloom.


Annuals and tender perennials such as osteospermums, marguerite daisies, nemesias, twinspurs, and African daisies can handle the cold weather well, and they also perform nicely in containers. The combination of these plants will be so beautiful. The marguerite and African daisies will continue blooming during the fall season. Although the osteospermums will stop blooming when hot weather arrives, then the flower will set new buds for autumn.

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Shrubs and Trees

Shrubs and trees require space, so if you have room in your garden, plants like Japanese andromedas, witch hazels, forsythias, winter hazels, deutzias, camellias, winter jasmines, or magnolias are great selections for your garden. These plants will be a beautiful sight for all. After a long winter, it is refreshing to see new growth of soft pastel colors bursting with earthy aromas.

The possibilities are endless when looking to start your spring garden a little earlier than expected. When you find yourself with some free time on a sunny day, grab some flowers and start planting!

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