$$ Saving with Perennials $$
Did you know that you can grow perennial plants in pots and planters? Instead of going out and purchasing expensive annuals every year, think about filling those pots with plants that will come back year after year. You could fill half of the pot or planter with a perennial and then put an annual in part of it, too. I have successfully grown sedum(many varieties), hosta, daylily, veronica, creeping phlox, black eyed susans and more in pots.
I use old metal pails, old boots, clay pots, and old cattle watering troughs to grow my plants in. I have also used an old, large branch from a downed tree, hollowed out part of it, filled it with dirt and planted hosta and sedum in that, too. I make sure that I fill the pot with a mix of good dirt, manure/organic matter, and potting soil. Fertilize plants once in a while and they will give you many years of pleasure! I leave my pots outdoors all year around and they have successfully come back every spring.
~ Hannah from Hannah’s Homestead