Spring container garden trends: Experts suggest exciting plant choices

April 6, 2015 12:27 PM

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If you garden in a small space - around a patio or on a deck or balcony - growing plants in pots is a good way to add color and a little pizazz to the space. And, in a big garden, placing large pots in a sunny perennial border or in a shady bed can create interesting focal points.

For the past several years, Wave petunias, coleus, sweet potato vines and Dragon Wing begonias have been the mainstays of many container gardens. But Stephanie Cohen has other ideas. The author of "The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs" (Timber Press...

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