The Q&A Archives: accompanying flowers and shrubs

Question: What type of accompanying flowers and/or shrubs would you recommend to plant with a hetz blue juniper and a maney juniper in the yard?
I'm not to sure of what to plant with them being that i will be planting them in planters.

Answer: Junipers are typically grown in a hot sunny spot. If the flowers are to be in planters, select annuals that like hot sun such as lantana, million bells (Calibrachoa), geraniums, salvia, silvery dusty miller, marigolds, or petunias. Junipers provide a calm backdrop for flowers. If you plant just one type of plant in all your containers, it will have an elegant but high impact look. For a more cheerful, cottagey look, plant a mixture in each container. I would not suggest growing shrubs in containers year round in your area, the winter weather is too cold and will damage the roots. Your local professional nursery staff should be able to show you a selection of plants for a container in a hot sunny spot. Enjoy!

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