April Container Gardening Recipe

The warm weather has arrived. Here is the perfect planter to soak up the heat! The mixture of warm tones and hot colors creates that tropical feel, and the copper-toned pot adds a touch of glamour. Of course, this combo would look fabulous in just about any container. Although this recipe uses full-sun plants, a little afternoon shade will help keep it blooming until the next frost.


1. Canna Lily’s large tropical leaves and tall, striking blooms thrill.

2. Bronze Coleus fills in with nice contrasting color and texture from the canna leaves.

3. Sunpatiens will fill and spill with bright blooms covering the plant.

4. Gold Lantana is a hardy heat-loving bloomer that will bring in the butterflies.

Design tip: If your planter is against a wall, place the canna lilies in the back. For a pot seen from all sides, plant in a centered format.

SHOP The APRIL CONTAINER GARDENING RECIPE

Additional Recipes:

March Container Gardening Recipe

February Container Gardening Recipe

January Container Gardening Recipe

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