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Seasonal Container Gardens

Planting container gardens is a fun and easy way to add instant impact to your home. Plus, you can start with a fresh canvas for each season.

For the warm months of the year, choose plants that can take the heat, like cannas, coleus, or torenia.

When cooler temperatures set in, switch to cold-tolerant plants like petunias, ornamental kale, snapdragons, and pansies.

Plants with yellow, orange, and red elements look great at Halloween and Thanksgiving.

No matter what you're planting, always choose a pot with good drainage and use high-quality potting mix. Remember to water and fertilizer your plants as needed.

Invest a little time and effort into your container gardens, and you'll enjoy a beautiful display throughout the seasons.

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