5 Steps to Grow Flourishing Annual Containers

Growing annual containers can be a fun experience that adds color and vibrancy to your landscape. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started!

Choose a Location

Will you be placing a round pot in a corner? Will your container be in sun or shade? These are just a couple of questions that will greatly affect your design and the list of plants from which to choose.

Plan it Out
It can serve difficult to narrow down your options in a garden center full of varieties and colors. To save...


Community Gardener: John Hamill

To say John Hamill has a love for gardening is an understatement.

Plants drape off John’s work desk and seem to be growing from the desk itself. At home, life bubbles up from all corners of his back yard.

Bumble bees hum happily as they greet his flowers and one can enjoy the sound of wind chimes as the breeze makes the grass dance.

John's greenhouse is a treasure chest where his creativity and imagination flourish.


John is a self-taught...


Take Time to Smell the Roses

The roses have arrived! Here are just a few of our favorites; we carry over 100 varieties!

There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.     -- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Distant Drums

Unusual tan color that washes to orchid pink, medium/upright plant, medium-large double ruffled bloom, moderate myrrh fragrance.




Rock & Roll

Burgundy and cream striped bi-color, medium/upright and full...


Blooming Annuals

Blooming annuals are a beautiful addition to any garden, walkway or container. Begonias, Johnny Jump Ups, Violas and Pansies are all edible! Check out some of our featured varieties:


Great for shade baskets and containers, plants do not require deadheading.


Does not require deadheading, requires regular feeding every 2-3 weeks with a high phosphorus fertilizer, long bloomer.