Hi, friends! Are you a good gardener? I must confess, it’s not one of my strong suits. My mom is an expert, but I did not inherit the gene responsible for a green thumb, apparently. That’s why potted perennials are the way to go for me.
I only recently came to this conclusion, however. A couple of springs ago, my husband and I divided several of our hosta plants because they were getting too large, and when I couldn’t find a place to re-plant a few of them, I stuck them in some pots. Before wintertime, I stuck the pots in our garage and the following spring, I noticed they were sprouting again. I don’t know why, but I didn’t expect them to do well in pots. Lightbulb! Why not save myself a lot of time and money in the long run by choosing more perennials to put in pots?
I found that these perennials do well in pots:
- Ornamental grasses
- Rose of Sharon
I added a couple of boxwood in pots to the hosta we already had this year. I love that they add so much vibrancy to our deck and that I don’t have to do anything else, although I may add a few annuals around them for extra color.
So if you–like me–don’t particularly LOVE to garden, try perennial plants and shrubs in containers for a hassle-free way to add life to your deck, patio, or balcony.
Here’s another gardening project you might like, as well as some low-budget ways to enhance your curb appeal!