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A seasonal planting welcomes guests
Container plantings, with their versatility and mobility, are a favorite among both gardening beginners and green-thumbed aficionados. As Arkansans can attest, fickle weather patterns can pose challenges when choosing blooms for the official arrival of spring. Here, Allison Griffin of Westwood Gardens shares a grouping ready to withstand today’s temperatures and beyond.
“We chose a Crescent Garden™ planter for our mixed container,” Griffin notes. “They are lighter than concrete, won’t crack or break like other plastics and concrete, and come in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes.” Griffin used bridal wreath spirea, ‘Orange Storm’ quince, ‘Fire Alarm’ heuchera, ‘HGC Merlin’ helleborus, ‘Matrix Lemon’ pansies, cyclamen, ivy, and ferns to create the planted container. “Most of the plants featured here are cool season plants. They can be planted immediately and, as spring progresses, will tolerate any sudden outside temperature dips, which isn’t abnormal for our state,” she adds.
Westwood Gardens, West Fayetteville, (479) 442-3500, East Fayetteville, (479) 571-1500, Rogers, (479) 633-0200, Springdale, (479) 872-9200, westwoodgardens.com