Container Flowers

I like to grow annual flowers in various containers.  This year, cosmos, zinnia, and sunflowers have all done well in their flower pots.

from bottom right: cosmos ‘cosmic yellow’, zinnia ‘scarlet king’, and sunflower ‘Pacino gold’

I’ve planted these cosmos and zinnia varieties before and they have always grown well in containers.  The sunflower is a new variety for me, a dwarf variety that produces flowers that are only a few inches in size.

I have to water these large plants often, typically every two or three days depending on the weather.

The sunflowers and cosmos have been attracting a lot of bees of various species.  The cosmos also attracted butterflies in past years.

For more information on my experiences growing flowers in containers, check out these posts:  More MarigoldsPlanting Flowers in PotsOffice marigolds and nasturtiums have flowers!Nasturtium & Sweet William Flowers, and Snapdragon Flowers.


About brianbreczinski

work: chemist, NMR manager; hobbies: gardening, reading, photography, electronics, biking, woodworking
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