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Problem Solved – Planting Flowers Under Trees

September 24, 2012

Planting seasonal annual color under trees where there are lots of tree roots is a big problem.  In our Ohio landscape (before we moved to Georgia) we had a big River Birch that had extensive tree roots.  Every  time we dug holes to plant annuals we had to cut many tree roots only to have the tree roots grow back to compete with the annuals.  Our solution:  We created permanent “pocket planters” to easily swap-out plants for spring, summer and fall color.

Pocket planters of five Coleus for summer color under our River Birch tree

Fall is a great time to hit the garden center to get the containers you will need to create your very own pocket planters under your trees.  You can fill your containers with Mums to provide fall color.

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