What plants can you recommend for patio pots?

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I would ideally like plants that came back every year and some that would give colour during the winter. I am not a gardener so nothing too fancy...............lol
Thanks in advance
Karen
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 25, 2017
    What is your location and lighting?
  • Crissy Crissy on Mar 29, 2017
    need the zone you live in
  • Dch12093123 Dch12093123 on Mar 29, 2017
    If you want plants that come back each year, buy perienials. I like marigolds, petunias, caladiums, and lavendar are just a few that do well for decks. Just remember that annuals have to be replaced every year. Perienials are permanent and return each year, ask in your area for the ones that grow well there.
  • Judy Judy on Mar 30, 2017
    Good Morning, Karen, your question truly depends on how much sun, this area gets. As far as the plants, do NOT get the annuals for this means you will have
    to replace it EVERY YEAR. Get the Perinals, for this means it comes up year
    after yr, by itself. Also, if you place brown paper bags, in the soil, under it, this will help the other weeds, and stuff, coming to life, which only means, you have to dig them up, and throw them away. Best wishes, and be sure to check on the size of the plant, so you won't plant them, too close to the edge, ok? Good Luck, and enjoy your plants, and there lovely colors. You will be so excited of the colors, and smell of each one. Enjoy them, always.
  • Elaine Elaine on Mar 30, 2017
    What is your garden zone - in other words, where do you live?
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    • Inetia Inetia on Mar 31, 2017
      You can google 'planting zone map' and find you're location. I'm in zone 7 to 8 and I grow Bergenia in pots all the time. They bloom in spring and look good all year long till they get root bound every three or four years. I dig them out, break of the excess tuberous roots and stick them back in the soil and water them. I grow them in part shade; in sun they need more water and their big waxy leaves turn bronze.
  • Geraniums will do well in pots and take very little care. Just be sure to keep adequately watered.
  • Judy Judy on Mar 30, 2017
    Karen, did I mention to place a marigold plant between the plants, and this will eliminate the rabbits? Also, you may want to lay layers of brown paper, as you put soil in the ground, for this will help you eliminate the weeds. Enjoy your flowers, and do them early in the morn, to begin a new day, if you can, or after supper. Be careful of the heat of the day, also. Best wishes, Judy.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 30, 2017
    ok so heres the deal so far your specific location has not been said. secondly any recommendations are truly not the answer so.You need to be more specific of what you are seeking and location and lighting or theres is no one that will give you the answers your are seeking.
  • Elaine Elaine on Mar 31, 2017
    Oh dear! I haven't a clue what your weather is like even though I was born in England; I left when I was quite young. I'm assuming you go below the freezing point in the Winter months. Therefore, anything that sits in a pot will have to be brought inside for the cold weather or, perhaps, stored in an insulated garage. If a pot or planter is not insulated (and most "normal" pots aren't) the roots have no protection from the cold and will just freeze. Perennials are plants that come back every year; you can easily find a large list on a gardening website so I won't go into detail here. Annuals are plants that (usually) have one growing season, however, if you bring them inside, some will rebloom nicely. An easy colorful plant suitable for a pot is the old (annual) standby, the Geranium. My sister in law brings hers in every winter. They do tend to get quite leggy and spindly but she cuts them back and even though they are considerd an Annual, they grow again the next Summer. Another annual that's nice in pots is Impatiens. There are two types now ... sun loving and shade loving. There used to only be the Shade loving types. Again, they will bloom the next Summer if brought into the house for Winter and kept in a good sunny spot. You can easily Google "Annuals for Pots" and "Perennials for Pots" and get a good idea of the massive collection as there's way too much to list here. Good luck.
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