Why do you need Autumn Flowers for Pots? Fall flowers are one of the best ways to add color to your container garden. They are also some of the easiest plants to care for. With these benefits of container gardening, you should consider using them as often as possible during the season.
The beauty of container gardening is that you can be creative and still have all of the same vegetables and fruits that you enjoy fresh from the garden. You also don’t have to worry about weeds and insects getting in your vegetable rows. All of these issues are a problem for most vegetable gardeners. However, if you properly space your rows, you won’t have any problems with pests and weeds at all.
Of course, if you want to be more productive, you will want to grow many different types of plants. This is why you have to plan carefully which plants you will use in each row. You may choose several different types of annuals, perennials, bulbs, and flowering annuals. If you choose containers with tight spaces, you might even be able to get several plants growing at the same time. Or you can have several pots full of one type of vegetable and use those as the base of a container garden.
Even though there are many different flowers that can be planted in a container, there are just three that are really common. Those are the Pansy, Bee Balm, and the Anemone. Let’s take a closer look at those three choices.
The Pansy is one of the easiest flowers to care for and is one of the most popular. It is a perennial and blooms for a couple of months. Because it is a perennial, you can easily plant it in either a container garden or by itself in your flowerbed. This beautiful perennial flower likes full sunlight. And since it likes full sun, you should plant it in the morning when the sun is at its hottest.
The Bee Balm is another favorite annual flower for container gardens. It is in season during March – November. It will flower for a few weeks in late summer and may have some green foliage throughout the winter. The lovely blooming flowers open up early in spring. This flower likes a lot of moisture, so if you live in an area where it snows, don’t plant it outside. It will survive, however, in some well-drained soil in the shade.
The Anemone is another favorite flower for container gardening. It is a perennial and blooms from late summer through late autumn. Many people like the way it looks in a container garden because it has very few branches. This makes it easy to keep the plants healthy. And when you prune these plants, they grow back beautifully.
The Bush Cut Flower is also a perennial and blooms late summer through fall. The flower buds open out in the autumn. If you don’t mind your plants needing a lot of watering, this is a great choice for a container garden. Some varieties, however, will flower more profusely if you put them into a container garden in the shade. These flowers are also known as desert flowers due to their likeness to the desert. You can plant them in any color you wish but most prefer white.
The Sunflower is a lovely little flower that blooms in the spring and fades all the better with time. In a container garden, it will give a nice accent to the colorful array of colors already available. It is an annual flower that can be divided, so you can plant a new bloom every year or just keep it as is and give your container garden a continual display of blooms.
The Bee Balm is a popular variety used in flower arrangements, both in traditional flower bed arrangements and in container gardens. This small yellow flower blooms for a short period each year. Many people enjoy the peaceful, woodsy aroma it has when you bud it up in a container garden.
One caution – this type of flower has large, bold blossoms that can overwhelm a container garden. They are great for container gardens, though, as long as you have tall bushes or other barriers block their view when they bloom. Consider pairing them with other taller flowering plants in your flowerbed. These flowers are perfect for container gardening, but they can be crowded out by many of the taller flowers in the garden if they grow too far apart.