Gardening For Breast Cancer – Shade Container Recipes


Breast Cancer Gardening Shade Container

By Ryan Vollmer, Professional Gardener

Since the garden is always in flux, always changing, I’ve found a way to get some immediate gratification: container gardens.  I used to be obsessed with perennials.  Annuals meant impatiens, so boring.  Was I ever wrong.  There are so many amazing annuals.  I’m always discovering something new and wonderful.  Every summer I plant a number of containers because they look good immediately, I don’t have to worry about them and they are fun to create.   Through much trial and error I’ve learned how to put together sun and shade combinations that last through summer and fall.  A lot of annuals don’t last the whole summer, like petunias.  They look spectacular in May, but by August, they are leggy and funky, at least in zone 7.  But there are quite a few annuals that look spectacular and last until frost.  What follows are some recipes for containers that will give you months of color and no hassle.

Shade Container For Breast Cancer

Shade Container Recipe

Red Dragon Wing

Maidenhair Fern

Burgundy Coleus

Gardening For Breast Cancer Shade Container

Shade Container Recipe

Three Types of Coleus

Pink Begonias

Breast Cancer Gardening Shade Container

Shade Container Recipe

Caladiums

Non-Stop Begonias

Lychamachia

 The begonias will fall apart at the end of
summer, but the caladiums will get bigger and hide the holes left by the begonias.

About Ryan Vollmer – For 25 years I worked as a journalist. I’ve written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Daily News, Self, Ladies’ Home Journal, Psychology Today, San Francisco Chronicle and many other magazines and newspapers. I’ve also written travel books and advertising copy. In 2000 I turned a passion for gardening into a small business that specializes in containers and perennial and annual gardens on Long Island. I grew up in San Diego and moved to New York 30 years ago.

Contact:
info@willowgardendesign.net

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