My most foolproof method is using a slow release glandular fertilizer when planting and then about 6 weeks later a liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks to give my containers an additional boost during their growing season.

I use liquid fertilizer for my heavy bloomers (like petunias), and for my vegetable, shade loving and foliage containers I use Haven Brand Manure Tea, an organic fertilizer that these plants love. Petunias do not do too well here in the heat of summer, so I use Pentas or Periwinkles.

Still in it’s ‘filling out’ phase, once it matures I’m sure it will be one of my favorites foliage-wise.

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I’m so glad I took this photo to share its splendor with you cause for now its just a memory..

A combination of various hues of purple foliage plants draws attention to this planter.

As a gardener, I’ve always had a passion for designing and planting outdoor containers.

Playing around with the different color combinations and textures of plants are fun and the choices are almost endless.

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Mormon personals are waiting for you in PITTSBURGH. Fertilizing is just as important as watering for achieving beautiful healthy containers.There are several types of fertilizers to choose from, including powders, liquids, foliar sprays, manure teas, etc.These containers definitely capture your attention from across my garden all year round.I plant spring bulbs in them in the fall for a pretty flower display in the early spring.Small planter: Angelonia [email protected] White, Blue lobelia, Fan Flower [email protected], Lobelia ‘Techno Heat Blue’.