New! Sweet Macaron Spring Container Garden
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Sweet Macaron Spring Container Garden

New! Sweet Macaron Spring Container Garden

Save 20% on All-Bloom Fertilizer when you purchase any of these annual container gardens. Add the All-Bloom Fertilizer to your cart, then add your annual container garden. Use promo code GROW20 at checkout to activate your discount. Your fertilizer will ship with your container garden.

SKU: S83414
$39.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Spring Container Garden
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Apr-Jun
Mature Height: 6-14" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN. Fragrance: Yes
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid March 2024, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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Product Details

Product Details

Our Sweet Macaron Spring Container Garden pairs fragrant, rose-colored Nemesias with a trailing, dark purple and lavender Viola. The combination is simple, elegant, and oh so sweet. While we consider this planting a display for spring, deadheading and continued watering may continue the show into fall. 3 plants total, quantities listed below. Container not included.

  • 2 Nemesia fruticans Aromatica™ Rose Pink (PP 15,485)
  • 1 Viola x wittrockiana Cool Wave® Violet Wing

Some plants require more space in container gardens than others. To accommodate the 3 plants in this collection, we recommend a container at least 14" in diameter, and at least 12" deep.

This collection is shown in our small Foxcroft Planter, which is sold separately. Click here to order.

Our Spring Container Gardens are designed to provide color and interest in early spring. As temperatures warm and the calendar shifts to late spring and early summer, plan on refreshing your container combo. The Viola is a perennial that may be grown on or transplanted into your garden where it will return year after year. The Nemesia is an annual that is unlikely to perform well in summer’s heat. (Nor will these plants survive in cold climates where temperatures fall to 20°F or below.) Remove and discard the annuals and replace them with summer-flowering favorites. You might also consider emptying your pot entirely and starting fresh with one of our exclusive Annual Container Gardens.

For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Our Spring Container Gardens are designed to provide color and interest in early spring. As temperatures warm and the calendar shifts to late spring and early summer, plan on refreshing your container combo. Perennials may be grown on or transplanted into your garden where they will return year after year. The annuals are unlikely to perform well in summer’s heat. (Nor will these plants survive in cold climates where temperatures fall to 20°F or below.) Remove and discard the annuals and replace them with summer-flowering favorites. You might also consider emptying your pot entirely and starting fresh with one of our exclusive Annual Container Gardens.

Choosing a pot and growing mix: Most of the plants we offer can be grown, either singly or in combination, in containers. Any container with a drainage hole in the bottom will suit. The growing medium in containers must drain much more quickly than garden soil. Many gardeners purchase special potting mixes, which we offer and are available at most garden supply stores. These mixes are specially designed for container gardening and help ensure growing success. If you happen to have your own compost pile (or other composting system), it’s always helpful to add rich compost to any potting mix. If you don’t currently have a compost pile, consider creating one so you have ready access to compost for all your planting needs.

Planting: Begin by adding potting mix to the container until the container is about ¾ full. (If you use a dry, peat-moss-based mix, you must first moisten it by placing it in a plastic tub or a wheelbarrow and slowly adding water until the mix is moist but not soggy.) Next, set the plants on the mix one by one, spacing them much more closely than you would when planting them in the ground. Put the tallest plants in the center of the container. Surround them with the shorter, mounding plants, and put trailing plants along the edge. When you are pleased with your arrangement, add potting mix to bring the level to within an inch or so of the container's rim and firm lightly. Finally, water thoroughly.

Container care: Plants in containers need special care. They dry out more quickly than plants in the ground and smaller pot sizes may dry out faster due to less soil volume. During hot and dry summer days you may need to water potted plants daily. Because of the need for frequent watering, nutrients soon wash out the bottom of the pot. To keep annuals growing and flowering, we suggest you water with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer mixed as directed, every other week. (Perennials need less fertilizer; a half-strength solution applied once a month through August is enough.) Our Vermont Compost Plus is a mix of 10 ingredients, organic and mineral, that will revitalize last year's potting soil and slowly release nutrients throughout the season. All-Bloom Fertilizer is a 15-30-15 product that can be diluted in water and applied regularly during the growing season. Finally, to look their best, all plants in containers need regular grooming. Remove spent flowers regularly and pinch back any vigorous growers that become too large for their container.

Preparing for summer: Most of our spring blooming annuals are unlikely to perform well in summer’s heat and will go dormant, although some may continue to flower sporadically with diligent deadheading and proper watering. See specific plant growing information for more details about the plants in your container garden. Remove and discard the annuals and replace them with summer-flowering favorites. You might also consider emptying your pot entirely and starting fresh with one of our exclusive Annual Container Gardens which will bloom throughout the summer. Perennials may be grown on or transplanted into your garden where they will return year after year.

Preparing for winter: In climates where winter temperatures drop well below freezing, containers should generally be dismantled in fall. Bring tender plants indoors, or compost them, and plant hardy bulbs and perennials in the ground. Most containers should be emptied of potting mix and stored under cover; only plastic and fiberglass pots can be left out over winter without cracking. In mild-winter climates—Zone 8 (10°F) and warmer—hardy plants can generally be left outdoors in containers with little risk either to the plants or to the pots.