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May 10, 2019

Let’s Talk About Container Gardening

Container gardening instantly fills a space with color, decoration, and texture. We love them for their space-efficiency and mobility, arranging them to fit wherever we choose to set up our garden.

To get started, choose the perfect container for your setting, then select three common elements which are called the THRILLER (tall, showy, focus plant), SPILLER (trailing plant), and FILLER (plants that fill in the spaces). Within each element, you can choose the colors and looks that you like, then build from there!

THRILLER
Unique qualities that exhibit colorful foliage, shape, & dramatic flowers.
Persian Shield


FILLER
Mounding plant that fills in the spaces to add color and texture.
Petunia


SPILLER
Trailing variety that spill over the edge and soften the look.
Creeping Jenny


Put it All Together

Tips on Containers

  1. Containers can be anything, but they need drainage holes!
  2. Plant sun plants with sun plants and shade plants with shade plants. 
  3. Choose plants that have similar water needs (no cacti with those water plants.) 
  4. Choose something that spills over the edge and something with height and something that fills in the middle ground.
  5. Choose Bumper Crop potting soil, a blend of sphagnum peat moss, well-aged compost, perlite, kelp meal, dehydrated hen manure, lobster and seaweed. The compost naturally retains moisture and adds microbiology that your plants will thrive in.
  6. Water your container when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. Water until some liquid comes out of the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot.