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Choosing the Right Plant for Your Container: Not as Hard as You Think

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Plants are relatively easy to grow if their fundamental needs are met and satisfied. Keeping a watchful eye on pests, diseases, and malnutrition will ensure your plants health and beauty.

Bear in mind one aspect though. If you are planting your personal perennials, annuals, shrubs, bushes, or vines when they are immature, you must visualize how they will appear when fully grown and matured. Immature plant dimensions can be misleading because they have no relation to the final full height of the mature plant.

Not sure what plant to put in your plantings? Follow this planting guide and find out how to take care and maintain your plants so that they look in pristine condition all the season long. The following plant descriptions are my favorite picks and contains a bit of information on which containers are ideal candidates:

Anthemis Punctata Cupaniana (Sicilian chamomile)

Alyogyne Huegelii

Alyogyne Huegelii in Bloom

Green Tip:

Set the blades on your lawn mower to the highest possible height - Longer grass grows deeper roots, and helps shade the soil enough to prevent water evaporation.

Begonia “Fire Flush”

Bidens Ferulifolia “Golden Star”


Cannas Flower

Carex “Sparkler”


Dahlia Flower
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Lyemus Arenarius

Green Tip:

Use a push mower. As push mowers are completely manually powered, using one of these will eliminate the gas or electricity you use when mowing your lawn.


Opuntia Lindheimeri

Osteospermum “Serena”


Pelargonium “Sassy Dark Red”

Persicaria “Red Dragon”

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Petasites japonicus “Nishiki – Buki”

Petunia “Prism Sunshine”

Plectranthus Argentatus

Salvia Splendens

Green Tip:

Reduce energy consumption by unplugging any electronics that you don't use often.

Sambucus “Black Lace”

“Black Prince”

Thunbergia Alata

Solenostemon “Winter Sun”

Viola “Apricot”