Creative Container Gardens
Add instant interest to a dull spot on your porch or patio with a few containers full of seasonal color.
Inexpensive household objects can often double as cute containers.
At left, perennials play beautifully in a galvanized tub. Their easygoing look fits the container's casual nature, with flowers in bloom throughout the summer. It takes maintenance to keep color constant throughout the growing season, however. Feed your flowers with a liquid blossom-boosting fertilizer, such as 15-30-15, every other week. At the same time, remove all flowers past their peak to encourage new bud formation.
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