|I've added some Facebook pictures from some of|
my favorite local nurseries. This is from Nature's Creations,
|From Sunnyfield Nursery, Kewanee IL|
|From Distinctive Gardens, Dixon IL|
If you buy a hanging planter at it's peak of bloom and beauty in May, it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to have it still at this peak come August. The exception is slow growing annuals such as some succulents and shade plants.
|From Dew Fresh Market, Kewanee IL|
|This beauty on my porch stayed lush and |
lovely all summer. Sorry about the whipped cream
container aka tacky cat watering bowl.
I've heard gardeners blame the nursery for a pot that's gone over the hill towards the later part of summer. Most of the time, it's not their fault as much as it's "the way it is"with annual plants in pots.
|Hornbaker, Princton IL|
|Red Barn Nursery, Sheffield IL|
The fact is no matter if you want to have blooms early or late, there will be a time when you probably won't have it perfect every day, all the time, the entire summer. One fact for certain, our area nurseries have a wonderful selection of potted plants or plants to make your own at home.
(Note: All our area nurseries have wonderful potted examples in every style and price range. When purchasing, be sure to ask just exactly how to care for them. They know and want you to have the best season with your purchase.)