Spring is here and it is the perfect time to start thinking about planting your pots outside. Whether for added curb appeal or a quiet retreat to your patio or deck, I have you covered with all the tips you’ll need. Gone are the days of simpling picking out a few red Geraniums or pink Begonias. The pressure is on to have your planters on point! So in prep for getting my hands dirty this weekend (literally) I have done a little research on just what to do. I always show up to the garden stores wandering isles, picking pretty plants and flowers, not knowing exactly what I was doing and hoping for the best. Instead of holding my breath and praying it all turns out, I have made lists and armed myself with the knowledge to knock this project out of the park. Check out all I have dug up so that you too can have sensational planters this season.
Here is a list of Thrillers, Spillers, and Fillers.
- Dahlia (upright varieties)
- Elephant ear (taro)
- Fuchsia (upright varieties)
- Phormium (New Zealand flax)
- Argyranthemum (Marguerite daisy)
- Diascia (twinspur)
- Euphorbia (especially Diamond Frost)
- Nasturtium (mounding types)
- Osteospermum (African daisy osteospermum)
- Pelargonium (geranium)
- Salvia (small-flowered types)
- Helichrysum (licorice plant)
- Ipomoea (sweet potato vine)
- Torenia (wishbone flower)
Here is a bit of inspiration along with what is used. I always like a little visual stimulation to get a project going.
There you have it, enough information that you can head to the garden store isles with a list and idea of what you are doing. I am excited to start this project as planting pots is one of my favorites! Happy planting!!
Please share any of your spring plantings with me as I am always eager to learn and see more tips and tricks for my yard.