In our last post, we began looking at how to plant a container garden. Container gardening is good for tight spaces or to do on decks and patios with limited space. This post will look at perennials and which ones will work best for your container garden. Check our last post for the basics of this type of gardening. The following are some great perennials to use in your garden. If you need help with Cary lawn maintenance this summer call now to learn more about our services!

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  • Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
  • Tiarella (Foamflower)
  • Thymus (Creeping Thyme)
  • Sempervivum (Hen & Chicks)
  • Sedum (Stonecrop)
  • Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower)
  • Salvia-Perennial
  • Pulmonaria (Lungwort, Bethlehem Sage)
  • Primula (Primrose)
  • Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder)
  • Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox)
  • Myosotis (Forget-Me-Not)
  • Lysimachia punctata (Variegated Loosestrife)
  • Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny, Moneywort)
  • Lamium
  • Iris ensata (Japanese Iris)
  • Houttuynia (Chameleon Plant)
  • Hosta
  • Heucherella (Foamy Bells)
  • Heuchera (Coral Bells)
  • Hemerocallis (Daylily)
  • Geranium-Hardy (Cranesbill)
  • Ferns
  • Echinacea (Coneflower)
  • Dianthus (Pinks)
  • Dendranthema (Hardy Garden Mum)
  • Coreopsis (Tickseed)
  • Clematis
  • Cerastium (Snow in Summer)
  • Campanula (Bellflower)
  • Brunnera
  • Bergenia (Heartleaf Bergenia, Pig Squeak)
  • Aster
  • Armeria (Common Thrift, Sea Pink)
  • Alchemilla (Lady’s Mantle)
  • Ajuga (Bugleweed)
  • Achillea (Yarrow)


Mixing colorful flowers with one another will provide gorgeous pops of color all summer long! Combine your flowers and plants with some trailing ivy or some tall grass will provide visually pleasing garden containers all season and into the fall. To ensure that you will have germination for the next year take the time to properly prepare your containers for the colder months. After it frosts a few times it is best to bring the containers inside the garage or an outbuilding for the remainder of the cold months. If you cannot then cover them with some straw for insulation. Water the pots periodically to keep the roots from drying out. In the spring cut back any leftover foliage and water and apply fertilizer once you place them outside.

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Your local gardening center can help you pick the right plants for your area. If you need help, you’re your lawn and landscape call Lindsay Lawn. Lindsay Lawn and Landscaping are committed to bringing all of that beauty to our clients.  We offer all kinds of lawn services as well as landscaping to make your home or business as attractive as it can be.  Call us today for more details on our Cary lawn maintenance services.  You will be so happy you did!


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