Newbie loving this forum!
This is so inspirational! I am a totaly newbie gardener, (though I did have about 100 houseplants that I let slowly die after the birth of my daughter. I'm not proud of that, but kiddo kicked my butt.) But she's 3 now, and we now have a large 10x16 deck which I am planting up!
So far I've picked up on the idea of growing 1-2 zones hardier to get the pots to survive the winter.
I've been so inspired by Jenny in Pa's garden! Is there an equivalent enthusiast for Chicago/zone5? I need inspiration because I have encountered a lot of negativity in regards to success with containers around here. My huechera did overwinter last year with no help from me (I didn't even know it's name back then LOL.) So that definitely gives me hope. I just got some blueberries, which I hope will be hardy enough (zone 4 only).
I'm growing some tomatoes, radishes, sunflowers and a bunch of other stuff. Lots of annual flowers, but I am getting excited about the idea of perennials, and FRUITS.
I'm learning more everyday, almost as quickly as my morning glory seedlings are growing! This is fun!