#1 Work in Threes: Group containers in sets of threes in different sizes. Odd numbers look better than even ones, and a variety of forms adds interest.
#2 Go for Low Maintenance: These flowers are fairly universal and are easy to care for—making them great options for your garden.
- Lantana: This comes in many different colors and blooms from late spring until the first frost.
- Trailing Vinca: This hearty plant also comes in many colors.
- Portulaca: This succulent blooms during the day and closes up at night.
#3 Loosen Roots: Loosening the root ball before planting will help the flowers thrive sooner.
#4 Use Good Soil! Potting soil or flower-specific soil will likely work better than soil from your yard.
#5 Oops! The Leaves Are Turning Black: Put down the shower wand. Chances are you’ve been overwatering your flowers. Give them a few days to dry out. Think your plants need a drink? Stick your finger into the soil. If it feels damp, don’t water.
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