Planting in pots is a wonderful way to enjoy your garden without fear of finding that the next morning you have served a buffet for the deer. Because we are surrounded by wildlife I find this a much better way to enjoy the fruits of my labor. To achieve my goal I begin by visiting my local nursery and deciding on a color pallet for my garden. This year I chose Pink and Purple with white accents. To get a real WOW from my pots I usually purchase twice as many plants as I think I need. That way when I finish planting the pots are beautiful to look at right from the beginning and just get better every day. I find that watering, feeding and dead heading are the real keys to keeping my plants healthy and continuously putting out new blooms. When the plants have finished their blooming season I empty my pots of the soil but leave the rocks on the bottom for drainage and then fill them with a layer of soil and then bulbs. Continue layering the soil and the bulbs ending with soil on top for planting my pansies. In the spring as the heat begins to take it’s toll on the pansies the bulbs will begin to bloom for a fabulous show stopping exhibit. For my larger pots I have gotten as many as 50 bulbs in one pot and the end result was amazing. Watch for my pictures of tulips next spring.