?Regal Splendour? hosta by the birch treeAlthough Zammit considers containers to be the least fussy way of gardening, Havermann feels that many people ?aren?t sure what plants are compatible; they are afraid of unappealing results. It?s easier to pick up a hanging basket from a greenhouse and plunk it into a container.? Expense is another consideration: a single New Zealand flax may cost $30. ?You think what you might be losing if you forget to water, if you make the wrong choices, when it?s all supposed to be about having fun,? she says.

?Regal Splendour? hosta by the birch tree.