Planting your Geranium Rozanne in a container is a great way to take a wonderful hardy perennial and add even more benefits. But the fun doesn’t’ have to end there.
Here are some clever container ideas.
Don’t throw out that old wheelbarrow with the cracked handle. Breath new life into it by painting it a bright color, drilling some holes into the bottom, and make your old wheelbarrow into a home for your Geranium Rozanne. Imagine how beautiful Rozanne’s wandering tendrils would look spilling over the sides of a shocking white wheelbarrow edge!
2. A large wicker basket
Wicker works nicely for planting because it naturally drains well. Older baskets with peeling paint can give your Geranium Rozanne a vintage flair, and ones with a handle do double duty as a hanging basket as well.
3. Old car tires
No drainage problem here! And you can paint a car tire any color you want, or leave it black for an industrial look. Fill it with potting soil, and plant your hardy geranium right inside the centre of the tire. The low wide spread of your Geranium Rozanne makes the perfect perennial for this particular container planting, and she’ll work her way out to the edges to fill the space. Leave the height at one tire, or pile them high to play with contrasting verticals.
4. An old sink or tub
Bring the indoors out, and plant Rozanne in an old sink in your garden. The unexpected is delightful, and finding utilitarian objects in nature can add an artistic flair to your garden.
5. Old pots and pans
Old pots and pans make great perennial potting containers, and in this case, the older the better. Dents and scratches add character and depth. All you need to do is drill some holes in the bottom for drainage.
6. A bureau or chest of drawers
Opening a few of the drawers and planting a hardy geranium or two in each drawer will create a stunning display of flowers and greenery against whatever colour your furniture is. Additional space on top of the furniture creates more space for additional plants.
7. Old shoes
One of the cutest ways to do this is using an old cowboy boot or childrens wellingtons. You can even nail them to a fence or hang them strategically around the garden for a pop of bright purple color. Just remember to drill holes in the bottom to allow water to drain out.
Container planting can change the whole landscape of your gardening, and when you use Geranium Rozanne, it’s hassle free too!