This year I put pots in my front garden beds! Clay and I have differing opinions on how long these flowers stayed alive. He thinks it wasn't more than a week...I know it was at least three months. But as soon as the weather got super hot like in the 90's, I don't think I watered them enough and they kind of died. There is one plant on the other side (not shown here) that is still just gorgeous and I think it's because it's right by the sprinkler head and got a ton of water. Well, I learned!
I also learned that those three middle pots were not planted properly. Plants need room and if you don't give them enough room then they die. I planted too big of plants in too small of pots!
Oh well, this was my first year and I am happy to have learned all my lessons for next year. Also I enjoyed flowers for three months! (Contrary to what Clayton thinks) And I still have one pot that is thriving just beautifully.