Anton’s in Highland Park, IL is another great garden spot. I stopped by and picked up five plants to add to the container I planted the other day. I did say I may add more plants. I popped in two variegated Ivy to add some fullness and draping over the containers. I needed some height so I kept in the purple hues and added a beautiful lavender columbine.
Note when I take the container off the roots I pull off some of the surrounding soil being careful not to break the roots but loosen them. This enables the plant to take hold in your container and gives you room for more plants.
My last additions were two Nectarine Primula, a low plant that has a great strong leaf that surrounds a pop of double-flowered primrose. I also love seeing primrose planted in the ground as an annual in our zone for spring and early summer. All the plants do well in sun and part shade. This container will stay put until June when I’ll change the spring plants out and keep the Ivy, Lamiastrum and Creeping Wire Vine. Take a trip to your favorite nursery; decide on a color way and have fun.