Ageratum or Flossflower in Containers


I found some very interesting and attractive Ageratum containers while putting together my ever growing wish list for this summer’s containers. As always, I wanted to share. Permission to use these photos was given by Proven Winners Plants






7 Comments Add yours

  1. Genevieve says:

    Very inspiring arrangements! I don’t care who took the photos; I just love to see beautiful plant combinations. I love that they “bury their dead”! I’m going to remember that phrase!
    I like the bury your dead phrase too. I’d like to know who wrote that and read more of their flower descriptions.


  2. maureen says:

    Hi Anna, thank you for the comment on my blog, I also love the name Bertie, and his new sister’s name which is Florence was also my mothers ( her great grand-mother’s) name so I was very pleased that they named her that.
    I love your photographs they are beautiful.
    Maureen 🙂
    So glad to have you visit! I do love the name Bertie and Florence is so classy too. They’ll be unique and will always love their name.


  3. Jen says:

    They have never been a favorite of mine, but maybe these pics will change my mind. They look so lush and happy.

    Proven Winners are simply the best, whenever I get a newbie gardener, I make sure that I steer them to those plants. They are worth the little extra cash.

    I save all year to have a PW fund for flowers.


  4. Phillip (UK) says:

    I love that first and last photo especially Anna and they have such a long flowering season. No wonder you love them. And what wonderful colours.
    The new cultivars are so attractive. I’m very drawn to monochromatic containers this year even though I show several pots with mixed colors.


  5. Ageratum is lovely- I guess a lot of people don’t care for it, but it looks really good in a mixed container. I started some last Sept. in the greenhouse in hopes of some early blooms- we’ll see! Happy Gardening!
    Happy Gardening to you too. I tried to grow it in full hot sun all day and it did not like it. So now I pay attention to good soil and giving it afternoon shade. The strong cultivars are better than those from seed.


  6. ForestWander says:

    The pictures from yourt flower garden are wondeful.

    I like seeing them and hope to see more.

    I subscribed to your blog.

    It is particularly interesting how you set up the arrangements.

    They look like pro stock photos.
    Some of them are pro stock photos. The ageratum photos are from the site Proven Winners Plants. I copied and pasted them to my Powerpoint program. I am a good photographer but not that good. I have permission from Proven Winners to post these photos. I visit their site, sign in, and access their professional photography. It benefits me, you, and them. I’ve been growing and talking about their plants for 6 years.

    Just this past year, they sent me some plants as a thank you. I was able to test a few plants that are coming out this season. The Vista Silverberry Supertunia is one that was tested in my garden. If you google that plant, you’ll see quite a few bloggers from that grow and test Proven Winners plants.

    I’ll almost always say…this is my garden….or this is from Proven Winners. But to be honest, I grow a great many of their plants and sometimes I forget because I assume the reader can tell the difference between my garden photos and those I use from Proven Winners. It’s a nice complement that you think they are all mine. I do have a few customers that I still create container arrangements for and use these same container recipes. I don’t work at a garden center these days and really miss it. I kept a few customers from those days.

    I appreciate you subscribing to my blog. I have a new home and am rebuilding my gardens. Lots is going to happen around here as Spring comes in to full gear.


  7. Wanita says:

    Ageratums are one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures, Anna.

    They are really pretty aren’t they? I get so many ideas from the PW site. The ageratums do well for me if they get afternoon shade. Our summer was hot last year that it would fry an egg on the sidewalk.


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