Nothing says "welcome" or "relax" - it's summertime like a pot full of beaming flowers. In our climate, perennials give color burst for moments each season.
Containers are essential for color and style in the garden. You can design your own amazing looking containers:
- Be creative in your plant choices (think outside the 4 pack)
- Select plants that will thrive in the container and location
- Use a top quality potting mix...you keep hearing this,
but it's MOST important
- Use a design scheme of thrillers, fillers and spillers...Thrillers: Plants that bring punch to the containers
Common choices: green spike, coleus, evergreen shrub
Unique choices: cordyline, grasses, fuschia plant, or
tropical plants like this croton.
Fillers: Plants that bring fullness to the containers
Common choices: pansies, begonias, verbena, geraniums,
Unique choices: coralbells, hostas, herbs, strawberry
plants, and even lettuce!
Spillers: Plants that, well, spill out of your container
Common choices: vinca vine, asparagus fern, licorice, & ivy
Unique choices: ferns, sweet potato vine, ivy geranium