Patriotic Container Gardens Just in Time For Memorial Day

Step beyond red petunia-white alyssum-blue lobelia

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Proven Winners

When the patriotic holidays are on the horizon most of us get an urge for flowering red-white-and-blue containers. 

Step beyond the standard red petunia-white alyssum-blue lobelia combo with new plants from Proven Winners that will give a fresh twist to your containers.

Go traditional with tri-color, or try different takes with a mix that might blend better with your garden look. Magenta-white-and-purple can get the message across without turning you into Betsy Ross. 

To keep your container gardens healthy all summer long, scrub out your pots first, then buy new bags of organic potting soil at the garden center when you pick out your new Proven Winners plants.

Click on the gallery of photos to take a look at the container garden recipes cooked up by Proven Winners. At least one is sure to be a perfect horticultural side dish at your Memorial Day barbecue. And, unlike potato salad, all are happy in full sun.

View gallery: Get Patriotic With These Beautiful Container Gardens

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Charlotte Germane dishes the dirt on gardening in newsletters, radio shows, newspapers, and blogs. Follow her on Twitter to get the latest trowel-full of news. She live-blogged the Royal Wedding for The Morton Report and has series of royalty columns here.

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