Posts Tagged ‘fruits’

Perennials, annuals, grasses, succulents, vegetables, and fruits. Overwhelmed with endless possibilities? Being informed will help you make the best choice for your combination containers.

Perennials are cold hardy plants that last for more than two growing seasons. Annual plants flower and die within the same growing season. Grasses can be perennial or annual and will add motion to containers. Succulents will create great texture in pots for those hot, dry, sunny areas. With too little space or too little time for a garden why not try container vegetable gardening. Even some small fruits work well on containers. Herb container gardening will offer wonderful aromas and fresh flavor in your cooking.

Perennials can stand alone in your container or be combined with colorful annuals. Graceful grasses will sway in the breeze. Pop sweet blueberries into your mouth or add delicious grape tomatoes to your salads. From simple small balcony containers to a landscape full of garden containers have fun and enjoy the endless possibilities!


Container gardening lets you explore your creative side while offering versatility. Chose your favorite size, shape, and color container and fill it from a large selection of plants available for your choosing. Annuals, perennials, and even fruits and vegetables will fulfill your gardening wishes. Plants are available for sun or shade and with the option of decorating for the changing seasons your containers can provide year round appeal. Containers may be placed on decks and patios or along sidewalks and driveways. Containers may be grouped, placed in the landscape, or as container hanging baskets to be hung from your home or decorative plant hangers. Container gardening works well for large or small spaces, city environments or urban areas. Have fun. The possibilities are endless! Garden Crossings can answer your questions, provide combination ideas, and offers a large selection of plants. Check out our web site or stop in and see us at the garden center.


Strawberry ‘Fort Laramie’

Last year I was able to ‘sample’ all of the Strawberries that we had grown. I would be working the store and as I walked past the berry bench I would sneak a berry now and then as they became ripe. I constantly would check the tag when I ate ‘Fort Laramie‘, the flavor was so sweet that I wanted to remember which variety it was.

(Everbearing Strawberry) Strawberry ‘Ft. Laramie’ produces large, sweet fruit and has excellent vigor. It is a good choice for commercial growers due to the amount of runners it produces. Strawberry ‘Ft Laramie’ is very cold hardy.