Outdoor Container Planting
Container Tips & Hints
When choosing plants for your container gardens, be sure you are specifying sunny or shady exposure.
Don’t forget: store fronts and businesses need container plantings! The dollars spent to enhance the entry to a business, is money very well spent. Well tended entrances silently sell the health and competency of an establishment better than any advertising will.
Groups of planted pots in varied sizes have more visual impact than those singly
Add a charming personal touch to your container garden by including a novelty item like a toad, gnome, fish or bird.
When creating outdoor container gardens, use 3 types of plants: thrillers, spillers and fillers.
Make an impression. Whether you want to create great street appeal or brighten up a deck or patio area, a container garden is essential. In fact, no other outdoor accessory delivers more bang for the buck. Plus, container gardens offer not only the beauty of the plants and the creativity of the designer, but the pots themselves are often works of art. Select from a large variety of glazed containers, terra cotta and wood in a myriad of colors, sizes and finishes.
When designing your own planted container, there are three important components to remember. First choose your “thriller”- a shrub or tall perennial for a show-stopping focal point to your planter. Next choose your “filler”- lower growing plants that cover the soil and fill out to create a dramatic and lush effect. And finally add a “spiller”- any plant that will trail and cascade over the side of your planter.
Choose your pot and plant material and our talented staff will custom design and plant it for you FREE of charge*. Whether you are planting vibrant annuals for full sun or lush and lovely foliage for shade, your container garden will be the star of your garden.
*In-store and with purchase only.