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Refreshing and Replanting Summer Containers in the South

Michael Nolan
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This is the time of year that many southern gardeners hate to love and love to hate. While the edible garden is in full swing and you are no-doubt producing baskets of squash, zucchini, and tomatoes, your containers are probably showing the signs of heat stress no matter how much you strive to keep them watered.

The good news is that you don’t have to love the heat and humidity of the south to have a container garden that does! By selecting plants and flowers for your containers that love the weather, you will always have gorgeous, eye-catching container plantings that will be the envy of everyone who sees them.

For an instant color and texture boost that has staying power, consider refreshing and replanting your summer containers with plants that are hand-selected to thrive in your region. Your local Home Depot Garden Center has just the thing, along with helpful, knowledgeable associates to help you make the right choice to suit your skill level and your personal style.

When it comes to giving your containers a little R&R (replant and refresh), don’t be afraid to shake things up a bit and try something new. The great thing about container gardening is that if you don’t like what you have done, it’s fast and easy to change the look until you do.

A few of my favorite summer container plants for the south include:

  • Angelonia
  • Lantana
  • Pentas
  • Salvia
  • Verbena

For more tips on refreshing and replanting your summer containers, check out The Perfect Summer Container Garden Recipe.

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