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15 Beautiful Container Plants to Brighten Up Your Backyard

Posted on March 28th, 2018

15 Beautiful Container Plants to Brighten Up Your Backyard


Container gardening is an easy and creative way to liven up an otherwise drab outdoor space. It is also relatively inexpensive to do, and there is a large variety of different containers you can choose from to brighten up your space.

The Advantages of Having a Container Garden

Container gardens are the ideal option for homes that may only have a limited amount of space to work with but don’t want to have to sacrifice having a beautiful and colorful garden they can tend to.

These gardens require much less work than a traditional garden and the plants are much closer to the water source which makes them easy to care for. They also don’t require a lot of maintenance such as weeding in order to thrive.

The containers can also be placed higher up as to minimize the amount of bending you may have to do, and the containers can be moved easily so that the plants can follow the sun.

Beautiful Container Plant Choices

There are many beautiful and colorful plant and flower choices to choose from when you begin to build your own container garden. The following are fifteen choices that are sure to brighten up your backyard.

  • Bougainvillea: sun-seeking climbers to add color and balance
  • Geraniums: interesting shape to create some contrast
  • Agave: spiky and serrated to provide more visual appeal
  • Burgundy Coleus: bold and rich color for a perfect addition to the garden
  • Osteospermum: comes in a variety of different colors for vibrancy
  • Ageratum ‘Adriatic’: provides a soft touch of blue
  • Fescue: deep sea blue foliage: rose-like flowers that bloom in pink, red, white, and purple tones
  • Ivy: another ideal plant to create more of a stunning focal point in the backyard
  • Swan River Daisies: white, pink, and purple flowers
  • Petunias: cherry red blooms with kisses of yellow
  • Bush Morning Glory: silver colored with touches of pink and white flowers
  • Nemesia: dark green foliage with blue and purple colored flowers
  • Young Coleus: ideal for creating a very colorful backyard garden focal point

From steady climbers to more colorful flower choices, you are sure to find something you love. You can also choose containers of varying colors, designs, and styles to create more of a stunning visual contrast between the containers and the colorful plants that occupy them.

Caring for Your Container Garden

Once you have chosen a nice selection of all of your favorite flowers and plants to add color and vibrancy to your outdoor garden, you will want to make sure that you take all the necessary steps to take care of the garden to ensure it continues to grow and yield colorful flowers all season long.

Remember that pots have the tendency to dry out much faster than a normal garden, so it is essential that you are watering the plants and flowers in the container garden to make sure that they do not dry out.

To determine when the plants need water, touch the top inch of potting soil in the container. If it is dry, then you definitely need to offer the plants a nice drink.

Keeping up with watering and making sure they get enough sunlight will help ensure a healthy and thriving backyard garden that you can be proud of. By choosing an eclectic mix of plants and flowers including steady climbers, you can create a garden escape that will catch anyone’s eye.

Choosing different sized containers and staggering plants and flowers, so there is a variation in height, as well as color, are all effective ways to create more of a visually appealing space.

When you’re ready to move your container plants into a garden, visit 512landscaping.com to create a beautiful living space for your plants outdoors.


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