Annuals & Container Gardens
Instant curb appeal
Experiencing our Annuals Department in springtime is unforgettable. With 25,000 of our exclusive Tagawa-grown geraniums and nearly 200 varieties of petunias stocked in spring, that’s just the beginning! In every direction, from floor to ceiling, high-quality bedding plants are yours for the choosing.
If you are creating your own container gardens, we suggest designing with thrillers, fillers, and spillers.
- Thrillers are centerpiece plants that give height and structure to your container garden. Some favorites are salvia, canna, geraniums, coleus, vermillionaire, and ornamental grasses.
- Fillers are companion plants that surround and complement the thriller plant. Many of our guests love sunpatiens, mounding petunia, begonia, phlox, coleus, shade impatiens, zinnias, and marigolds.
- Spillers are trailing vines that drape over the side of your container and complete the masterpiece. Our go-to spillers are ipomea, calibrachoa, trailing petunia, verbena, vinca, and torenia.
Custom Containers & Offsite Planting
As you plan for spectacular spring and summer color, discover how our specialized Custom Container Program and Offsite Planting Services may fit your needs! These highly customized services bring the best of Tagawa Gardens to your front door.
To save you time, our design team curates over 175 unique container designs. Planted in our greenhouse in early spring, these container gardens grow under the watchful care of our staff. By Mother’s Day, these special planters are fully grown, ready for you to acclimate and enjoy. Whether you are working to brighten a small balcony or a wraparound porch, these premium gardens are hand-grown happiness!
Tagawa Gardens hanging baskets are a tradition. In our production houses, we grow special hanging baskets of begonia, fuchsia, ivy geranium, lantana, and scaevola. In late April to early May, another 10,000 baskets join our spring profusion.
Our Annuals Team also grows about 350 premium moss baskets in 40 different designs, a specialty item exclusive to Tagawa Gardens. These stunning baskets bring the iconic feel of a Colorado mountain town to front porches across the Front Range.
Sun, Water & Fertilizer
When you shop for flowers at Tagawa Gardens, our Annuals Team will immediately ask how much sun your planting area receives. Picking the right plant for the right place is the first determiner of the plant’s success – and your happiness with the result!
- Shade: 2 hours of sunlight or less
- Part Sun: 2-5 hours of sunlight
- Full Sun: 6+ hours of sunlight
Sun exposure determines the amount of water your plants will then need. Because Annuals pack an explosion of colorful intensity into one season, regularly watering and fertilizing your annual flowers will keep them blooming beautifully.
Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Soil
This OMRI certified organic potting soil is a powerhouse for both indoor and outdoor containers and flower beds and hosts an impressive mix of peat moss, compost, earthworm castings, horticultural grade perlite, pumice, and organic grade fertilizer.
With our commitment to sustainable practices, you can rest assured that we incorporate an environmentally friendly beneficial insect program that leverages the power of nature to address pest issues. The small sachets on many of our hanging baskets and container gardens remind us that gardens, like all living systems, do best when working together.