Doug Green’s e-book “Container Gardening” http://www.simplegiftsfarm.com/container-gardening-ebook.html is full of successful container-gardening tips. I wish I had read it before I planted my containers.
Over the years I’ve had some container success. The sun coleus ('Pink Chaos') pictured above looked good all summer. The tall zinnias looked good in July but were a sad sight in August.
If you are interested in planting good looking containers that last all summer, Doug is doing a free online seminar series.
Doug says, “We're going to cover how most folks design containers and how we designed them at the nursery to make those big garden magazine-looking ones.”
I believe the seminar details will be in the free newsletter. To receive the newsletter http://www.simplegiftsfarm.com/gardeningnewsletter.html and click on “Newsletter” then enter your email address. The following link to Doug's blog will get you to the sign-up page for the seminars (May 22 post) http://blog.douggreensgarden.com/ The seminar will start in about a week.
If you really want to learn how to do containers from an expert, tune in to the seminars. It should be fun.