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28 Container Gardens for Spring: Day 17

Sun Container Garden

For today’s garden recipe, we are mixing things up a bit. In the South, our magic frost-free date is April 15th. This is the day that our area is suppose to be completely frost free. Basically what this means is that we have the green light to go ahead and start planting annuals. Annuals are plants that only stay alive for one season. Where I live, that season lasts from April to October.

Planting annuals in container gardening with Carmen Johnston Gardens
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Ingredients:
2 Angelonia
1 Creeping Jenny
1 Petunia
1 Scaveloa
1 Rudebeckia

Planting an annual container garden with Carmen Johnston Gardens
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Directions:
1. Give each plant plenty to drink. Let them soak for 5 minutes in a bucket of water.
2. Remove the pots and use them to fill in the bottom of your container.

Planting an annual container garden with Carmen Johnston Gardens
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3. Add a good potting soil, filling your container to 2 inches below the rim.
4. Start with your Rudeneckia, planting it towards the back. Be sure to loosen the roots before planting.
5. Flank each side with Angelonia.
6. Place your Petunia front and center.
7. Fill in the corners with Scaveloa and Creeping Jenny.

Planting an annual container garden with Carmen Johnston Gardens
IMAGE COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

Maintenance:
1. Place in full sun!
2. Snip any dead blooms.
3. Keep soil moist to touch.
4. Use water soluble fertilizer once every 2 weeks.

Planting an annual container garden with Carmen Johnston Gardens
IMAGE COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

Remember, it is too early to plant these now! This is just a little teaser for the frost-free date to come.

Missed one of the days of our 28 Days of Spring Container Gardens? Catch up here…

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

Day Eight

Day Nine

Day Ten

Day Eleven

Day Twelve

Day Thirteen

Day Fourteen

Day Fifteen

Day Sixteen

Day Seventeen

Day Eighteen

Day Nineteen

Day Twenty

Day Twenty One

Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Three

Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Six

Day Twenty Seven

Day Twenty Eight

Photos: Sara Monty Photo & Design

Carmen Johnston
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