There is not always time to wait for a window box to grow and this is one solution. Fill your container with potted plants and as the season progresses, you ring the changes by removing the ones that aren't their best and replace with new ones.
Obtain bulbs when the range on offer will be at its maximum.
Ranks of plants in flower in garden centres look tempting, but this is not the only way of acquiring new plants.
As a general principle it is important to buy trees from a reputable supplier.
Among the greatest joys of gardening are obtaining and growing plants.
A visit to any garden centre will reveal a huge selection of plants for your rock garden.
Choosing plants on aesthetic grounds alone is not really a successful method of gardening.