Boost Curb Appeal With These Cool Weather Flowers
Winter is officially over and we're all craving some color in our garden. Boost your curb appeal with these four flowers that are great for container gardening in cool weather.
Pansy - This dainty looking flower is anything but! Pansies can be planted in very early spring and do best in cool weather. Pansies come in lots of different colors - vibrant and soft. They work great in planters as well as flower beds. Pansies need about 6 hours of sun a day.
Alyssum - Will grow from early spring to the first frost. These sweet annuals will look great in a planter or as a border to any flower bed. It grows in a mound that really fills in nicely. Alyssum also attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. This flower does best with at least 6 hours of sun.
Primrose - Similar to Pansy in their size and flower shape. The Primrose is one of the earliest flowers you can plant. The do well in cool temperatures. They also do great in a planter. Another flower that comes in lots of different colors, both vibrant and soft, so easy to mix and match with other flowers.
Cineraria - Available in many colors (except yellow), this bloom does great in a container and in cool weather. This plant grows in a mound so be sure to add a some trailing greenery to soften the sides of the plant. Do not let this plant dry out between waterings. Does well in full sun to part shade