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Use these popular flowering plants in pots to brighten up your yard with summer long color

How to grow vibrant and versatile Heart to Heart Caladiums 

Lil' Kim Hibiscus

These flowering plants are not just for landscapes. Grow hibiscus in pots on a sunny patio, deck or apartment balcony for long lasting summer color.

Looking for ideas on how to style your front porch this season? Find 15 different examples of how we’ve used Proven Winners plants to decorate porches and front landscapes in this inspirational resource.

Our “Super” plants – Supertunia® Petunias, Superbells® Calibrachoa and Superbena® Verbenas are our three of our biggest and best plant categories. These plants have a wide range of colors and work well when grown together and when mixed with a wide variety of other plants. You can plant the rainbow using just these plants. We have hundreds of recipes that showcase at least one our Supers in the recipe. It is not at all uncommon to have mixed planters that feature more than one “Super” in the recipe. These three groups are, in a way, the foundation for many of our recipes.

Some of the most beautiful gardens in the world are planted with a wide range of colors, from warm reds to cool blues and everything in between. Have you ever thought about trying to plant a garden bed that used every color of the rainbow? Officially, those colors are known as ROYGBIV on the spectrum—that stands for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It might be fun to try!


We’ll help you get started using the ideas for each color below. We have plant lists compiled for every one in the rainbow. Tap the links within each color category to explore further. If you’d prefer a more limited color palette, simply pick your favorites below and get started.

One of the most anticipated rites of summer is harvesting the first homegrown tomato. Even if you have limited outdoor space, you can still grow tomatoes in containers on a deck, patio or apartment balcony.

Using good potting soil is a simple way to get your outdoor container gardens off to a great start.  

For unbelievable beauty anywhere you want it, pop a hydrangea in a pot and put it where you need it to go! Porch, driveway, balcony, sidewalk, deck. If you can dream it, chances are you can beautify it. No matter if your spot has full sun, dappled shade, or something in between, there’s a hydrangea you can display there.

You can learn more about using orange in your garden in our What’s Your Color? Orange article.


Here are 15 Combination Container Ideas that utilize analogous colors. These colors are next to each other on the color wheel and blend well together.  There are several different sets of analogous colors to consider and a wealth of ways to combine orange with similar colors to create vibrant options for your garden.

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