Sunday, November 15, 2009

Good potted flowers for spring?

Ok, I'm going to be perfectly honest - I've never planted a thing in my life. However, I've always had a secret desire to.

I live in an apartment, and there's this empty flower pot on my patio just begging for something to be put in it. I figure I'll start with that one, and if all goes well (I don't kill the flowers), I'll dabble a bit more.

Since I've never gardened, I guess I just need to know some basics. Mainly, what types of flowers (not plants, I'm really only into flowers) are good to be planted early spring. Also, any tips on what sort of soil to use would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Good potted flowers for spring?
There are lots of plants that you can grow in a pot. A pot of pansies would be nice for the rest of the winter months, if you can find any in your area this late in the season. You may have to wait until spring. An easy, no-fail plant that blooms all summer is petunias. There are what they call "Super-tunias" that get huge, up to 3 feet across and make wonderful haning baskets and potted plants. Geraniums are great also, easy to grow and bloom until frost. As soon as the plants come into the garden centers in the spring, go check out the new plants. Nursery and garden center employees love new gardeners and are more than willing to help you pick out something!
Reply:I love container growing and we have several.

For most flowers, you will need 4 to 6 hours of sun.

Click this link and read all the tips:

Happy gardening.
Reply:I love container growing too!

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