Group Your Containers
By Gene B. Bussell/ Photography Van Chaplin
When is the best time to garden in the South? Right now. The humidity is gone, the bugs have given up, and even the weeds are considering retirement. Better yet, it just feels good to get outside. As a bonus, lots of plants thrive in containers, so it’s easy to fill your favorite outdoor spaces with seasonal color. Think of your pots as tiny gardens, and arrange them so they’ll really put on a show. Here are a few tricks to make you look like a pro.
It’s a lot easier to care for your plants when they’re in one spot. You can water, feed, and groom them all at once. You’ll also get a lot more impact from your flowers if you have several pots in the same location. What’s the real secret? Choose pots with different shapes and sizes. This makes a much more interesting display and creates an established look instantly.