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

How to Control Slugs and Snails in Outdoor Landscapes

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Snails munch on tender leaves. They are prevalent after rain.

Slugs and snails are landscape and greenhouse pests that are not deterred by containers. They can find their way to any young tender plant and do plenty of damage. Here are a few tips for managing slugs and snails:

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How to Grow Sunflowers in Containers

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Sunflowers come in a variety of colors.

Sunflowers are often thought of as the quintessential summer plant. They immediately bring to mind lazy, sunny days of July and August. While they are often associated with large fields or big garden plots, they can be grown in containers too. Even a small 3 gallon pot can house the enormous ‘Mammoth’ sunflower.

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