Plants for Patio Gardens

According to the 2010 Farmers’ Almanac, May 24 and 25, 2010 will be the best days to start planting flowers.

Flowers in planter boxes or terracotta containers add an elegant and welcoming touch to patios, no matter how big or small. If you live in a condominium or high-rise, you might be wondering about what types of flowers and plants thrive in planter boxes and small patio containers.  

Ask yourself these three questions before heading to the plant nursery:

  • Is the area where I plan to plant my garden bathed in full sun, part-sun, or always in full shade?
  • Am I going to have time to tend to my plants daily or should they be able to go without water, like camels?
  • What’s my budget?

Your lifestyle, as well as the size and micro-climate of your patio will help gardening professionals guide you to the right plants.

Most plants require frequent watering in the summer months. Consider how much time you will have to tend to a garden. While they may be born out of inspiration, dead plants and weeds don’t tend to improve a home’s curb appeal. offers resources for gardeners of all skill levels. Check out the Secrets of Winning Window Boxes; using some their more daring suggestions, you might just earn style points and a little envy from your neighbours.

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