Plants For Full Sun
When it comes to container gardening, there are many plants you can choose from for successful gardening in small spaces. Full sun means hours of burning rays especially in the warmer months of September and August. Most plant varieties such as succulents, zinnias, and chrysanthemums are just some good choices for container plants that love full sun. If you want to start out with container gardening, you should choose fast-growing and easy to care for plants. You can choose container plants that have wide leaves and short stems or more traditional and narrow leaf plants. However, you can also get plants with big leaves and long stems if you prefer.
You can buy annuals, perennials, biennials, and creeping vines if you want to try different types of container gardening. Some annuals require a lot of care during the growing season. Biennials and creeping vines need to be dug up and replanted every year and some perennials do not need replanting at all. Annuals usually bloom for only one growing season before they fade and need to be protected from harsh elements of the weather.
If you want plants for full sun all summer, you should choose plants with strong stems and colorful blooms. Spring bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, pansies, gerbera daisies, and roses work well for this. Summer annuals such as hydrangeas, lilies, and apricots also do well if you are considering container gardening in the summer. Most of these plants bloom for one growing season before they fade and need to be protected from harsh weather conditions.
Containers range in size from small, compact containers that house just one or two plants, to larger containers that hold many different varieties. Smaller containers are great for growing single varieties that are perfect for window boxes, planters, arbors, or a fence that allows you to bring a specimen plant in from the garden each summer. Larger containers are usually used to grow a mixture of flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Plant varieties vary, but you may find peas, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions, spinach, and herbs such as basil and parsley. Some container gardening is geared towards fruits and vegetables, while others plant everything in containers.
Biennials are plants that live for two years, or more, rather than one year. Many perennials bloom for two years or more, but perennials are the most popular for starting seedlings and for later growing seasons such as fall. Biennials grow very well in container plants, but be careful about getting too many. Perennial plants, on the other hand, do better in large quantities. If you have the room, plant several perennials together, especially if they are of similar heights and spread out towards the sun.
There are some things to remember when it comes to full sun containers. If you are planting a hybrid variety, be sure not to plant it too close together with a garden variety of the same color. Purple blossoms are especially tricky. Be careful when watering and watch for fungus and mold. Many times gardeners will place new pots upside down in their containers to avoid this problem.
Planting Trees and Hanging Baskets The trees and hanging baskets that you see at farmer's markets and nurseries are beautiful additions to a home garden. They are quite breathtaking when hanging in a private setting like a patio or back porch. If you are looking for plants for full sun, you may want to consider planting calendula, magnolia, nasturtium, anemone, or another tree that will give you blooms throughout the year. These plants are known for their hardiness, disease resistance, and beauty.
As for hanging baskets, there are many wonderful choices that you can purchase online. These beautiful containers are sure to bring you years of enjoyment. Hanging baskets provide an unusual focal point in any outdoor area and come in a variety of species. Try planting marigolds, pansies, anthuriums, or other blooms in hanging baskets. No matter what type of flowers you are looking for, you are sure to find something that will bring years of joy to your home garden and give you the pleasure of watching your plants grow and bloom.