6 Plants That Will Thrive Near A Water Feature 

A pond, waterfall, or even small stream can be a beautiful addition to any landscape, but they present special challenges when trying to coordinate plants that will grow well in or near them. As you plan your water feature area, keep in mind that you will need to use plants that thrive in moist environments. Here are a few of the best plants for growing near a water feature. Continue reading

4 Excellent Shrubs for Outdoor Containers

While shrubs are often reserved for landscaping beds and borders, shrubs can also make beautiful container plants. Shrubs are attractive on their own or paired with annuals that can be rotated to match the season. Many shrubs are cold hardy and will last in containers year round. Others will need to overwinter indoors. Shrubs can last several years in the same pot and even longer if you transplant them as you go. Continue reading

Brilliant Blooms: Planting Gerbera Daisies in Outdoor Containers

Gerbera Daisies are a very popular variety of container plant. They are easy to find in nurseries and flower shops. Their bright, cheery, uniform flowers are the perfect way to set the tone for summertime container arrangements. Gerbera daisies can be found in almost any color and grow well in container arrangements or solo in smaller pots.

Gerbera daisies are native to South Africa. They are grown as perennials in very warm climates and treated as annuals or overwintered indoors in colder climates. While Gerberas are perennials most plants start to struggle after about 4 years. Continue reading

How To Attract Butterflies to Your Outdoor Containers

When designing an outdoor patio or sitting space for a landscaping client consider using plants that will attract butterflies. Butterflies can be a beautiful addition to an already attractive container garden. They can promote a calm environment and invite viewers to interact with a container display. Continue reading

How to Choose an Outdoor Container

As outdoor container season comes into full swing it is critical to remember the containers that display your arrangements are as important as the arrangements themselves. Clients want containers that are attractive and dependable. They want to know that they can count on their containers to display healthy plants for the entire outdoor season. As you look for the perfect containers to display your creative work, here are some qualities to keep in mind: Continue reading