Flower Gardening

Flower Boxes

Anonymous added on August 28, 2015 | Answered

I put perennials in my flower box and they did not do well. We had a sufficient amount of rain and the flowers died. I am thinking that it had to do with improper drainage. Please suggest what I could do in the future to prevent this. Thanks.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on August 29, 2015

Plants in flower boxes need to be watered daily. If they only received rain as water, this is likely why they did not do well. In the ground, plants can send roots deeper and wider to find water and the water does not evaporate as quickly from the ground as it does from containers.

If you still feel that it was a drainage issue, you can line the bottom of the flower box with stone. This will help provide additional drainage.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Flower Gardening

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.