Container Garden Design: A = Aster, B = Petunia, C = Parsley, D = Peppers, E = Lavender, F = Asparagus Fern

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Pictures of Flowers: A = Aster, B = Petunia, C = Parsley, D = Peppers, E = Lavender, F = Asparagus Fern

Pictures of Flowers: A = Aster, B = Petunia, C = Parsley, D = Peppers, E = Lavender, F = Asparagus Fern

Pictures of Flowers: A = Aster, B = Petunia, C = Parsley, D = Peppers, E = Lavender, F = Asparagus Fern
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Container Garden Design: A = Aster, B = Petunia, C = Parsley, D = Peppers, E = Lavender, F = Asparagus Fern

Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Taifighta and Flickr

The analogous color combination (red-red purple-purple) of petunia and aster guides the eye forward.

In the back, a grouping of containers with peppers and herbs enjoy sun just like petunia does.

Aster is one of the best performers in the late summer and early fall garden. There are lots of varieties to choose from in colors that range from white to pink to red and lilac or purple.

The daisy-like flowers can be single or double, full and frilly. Smaller dwarf varieties are the ideal choice for containers. They are easy to start from seed and an easy plant to care for. They are prone to powdery mildew, so it’s best not to get the leaves wet when watering.

Lavender is a beautiful perennial that thrives in full sun and well-drained areas. When growing in containers, water thoroughly but allow the potting mix to become somewhat dry between waterings.

Make sure the drainage is excellent by adding an inch of gravel to the bottom of the container. Gravel or grit used as mulch on top will also insure that the plants don’t rot in high humidity areas. Hidcote, Munstead, or dwarf varieties are good choices to grow in containers.

Asparagus fern is not a fern at all, rather a relative of the edible asparagus. It likes part sun, frequent watering, and warm temperatures. They can be grown as indoor plants.Want more? Use the arrows below to see more lovely container garden designs, all with identified plants and care advice.








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