A flower planter or hanging basket bought ready-made at a nursery: lush with showy, vibrant blooms, providing an instant splash for your porch, stoop or deck.
Your DIY flower container: sparse-looking for weeks, with one plant that dies, and scraggly stems, small blooms or yellowing leaves as the season goes on. Still, many gardeners keep trying.
“The benefits of doing it yourself would be choosing your own color scheme, choosing plants that are going to work best for your area and getting to see it grow in,” says landscaper Jamie Gulley. …read more