Who says you need a yard to garden? When we moved to a condo I immediately decided to dive in head first into container gardening. Designing with greenery for all seasons was a priority. The container below uses Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald and Gold', an evergreen in our flora, for year-round foliage interest.
I also wanted to use as few annuals as possible. I find the traditional container gardening practice of potting spring annuals, then tossing them for summer annuals, then tossing those for fall annuals incredibly wasteful. Evergreen and perennial foliage plants are mainstays in my containers, with fewer annuals tossed in for seasonal display.
This container features evergreen Autumn ferns (Dryopteris erythrosora) and variegated box honeysuckle for year-round foliage interest. Two contrasting Fritillaria provide seasonal interest. All of these were potted last fall, survived the winter and now grace my small outdoor space. Welcome spring!