A container garden is a simple way to spruce up a balcony, patio or landscape. Before you choose your plants, you need to know how much sunlight the area gets. That way you can choose flowers that have compatible sunlight needs. If your container garden location receives full sunshine, try these sun-loving plants.
Also known as million bells, calibrachoa is a plant with many different color options available. You can find them in light colors, such as white, and darker colors, such as purple. The plant grows lots of small flowers that will fill your sunny container garden with color.
Verbena is another plant option that grows lots of small flowers. This adds a full, bright look to the container garden. Verbena is good for filling in spaces in the container or creating a draping effect with flowers that spill over the sides. The flowers come in different colors, including blues and reds and bloom throughout the summer.
You can’t go wrong when you choose geraniums for your container garden. They work well in pots and come in colors including pink, red and white.
Petunias are another classic summer flower option ideal for sunny locations. You can get different varieties of petunias that vary in flower size and color. Some flowers come in solid colors, while others have color patterns on them, such as a veined appearance or a contrasting color on the edge. This gives you different options for your sunny container garden.
Moss roses perform well in hot, sunny locations. It gives your sunny container garden a unique look because the leaves are narrow and almost spike-like in appearance. The flowers have several ruffly rows of petals and come in several different colors.
This plant is full of colorful blooms all summer long. Heat and sun don’t slow down the growth. The tiny, star-shaped flowers grow in big clusters. The flowers attract a variety of wildlife, including hummingbirds and butterflies. The color options include white, red and pink.
When planning a container garden in a sunny area, always check the labels of the flowers. Look for the above mentioned flowers or other flowers that have “full sun” listed on the plant tag. Mix and match the sun-loving flowers to create your own custom sunny container garden.