La Mac
La Mac
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Asked on Jul 1, 2013

What Can I Plant in My Containers Attached to My Fountain?

Tracie Eaton-MeloyDebby BoyleWendy M
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The green plant in the picture is a forsythia shrub with bright yellow flowers in the spring. On the right side is a wider container and on the left side the container is quit a bit smaller. Any ideas would be appreciated...
My fountain that I am working on. Need ideas for the right and left container beds.
My fountain that I am working on. Need ideas for the right and left container beds.
8 answers
  • Simple Pleasures
    on Jul 1, 2013

    I see wave petunias ! Beautiful showy and colorful flowers...

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 1, 2013

    La Mac, I just encountered a plant at the Atlanta Botanical Garden that I think would be great for a spot like that: Callirhoe involucrata, or purple poppy mallow.

  • Rivka I
    on Jul 1, 2013

    How about purple sedum on the right and yellow daisies on the left. Any trim back the bush! Nothing wrong with it going out on the sides but it is falling over and covering up the fountain.

  • Mke136057
    on Jul 2, 2013

    Not sure of any names, but I would definitely use a small flowering bright color plant in both of them

  • Simple Pleasures
    on Jul 2, 2013

    I WOULD ASLO ADD SOME HANGING IVY WITH THE WAVE PETUNIAS, THEN ADD SOMETHING IN THERE FOR HEIGHT....

  • Wendy M
    on Jul 2, 2013

    In the wider container I would find a unique small trellis and plant a Clematis with wave petunias in the front or something that is showy that you can change out for the different seasons. As for the other smaller container I'd trim back the shrub and plant the same showy flowers as in the other container. Take a picture when your done but I'm sure whatever you do will look great!

  • Debby Boyle
    on Jul 2, 2013

    If there is no water in the fountain I would plant a vining plant. If there is water in it I would go get some water lily's and throw tem in there!

  • Tracie Eaton-Meloy
    on Jul 2, 2013

    for sure something that will cascade. Go native!!! Find out what some of your area native plants are and introduce them.

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