Container Garden Design: A = Petunia, B = Pansy, C = Marigold

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Pictures of Flowers: A = Petunia, B = Pansy, C = Marigold

Pictures of Flowers: A = Petunia, B = Pansy, C = Marigold

Pictures of Flowers: A = Petunia, B = Pansy, C = Marigold
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Container Garden Design: A = Petunia, B = Pansy, C = Marigold

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

Easy-going annuals paired with a most unusual container.

The container itself is filled with just one type of petunia, a short red-violet variety.

With a container such as this one, very little is needed to make a big statement.

Yellow pansies stand on either side of the petunias, and they are also planted on the bed underneath the container. On the left side, a few orange marigolds are planted on the same bed.

Marigolds are one of the easiest annuals to grow in full sun to part shade in the garden. They bloom more when placed in a full sun location. They grow very fast from seed if the planting medium is kept warm, only taking about six weeks from germination to bloom.

Make sure all danger of frost has passed before planting them outdoors. They aren't really prone to disease, and often times they are planted to deter insect problems in plants nearby. Spider mites are, however, very attracted to marigolds.

All three annuals require deadheading for continuous bloom, regular watering and feeding. Petunia benefits from a mid-season trim to encourage more flowers.Want more? Use the arrows below to see more lovely container garden designs, all with identified plants and care advice.








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