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Color Creations Container Gardens
Steps to Beautiful Container Gardens
Container gardens can be a stunning addition to your landscape.
Yet they’re surprisingly easy to make. Just follow these steps.
Choose a good location.
A container garden can bring interest even to the most ordinary area.
• Your surroundings.
• Use of the area.
• Sun exposure.
Plan your container garden.
Choose a planter. Consider:
• Watering needs.
• Soil needs.
Decide use of color.
You can make a statement or a lovely touch.
• Monochromatic (shades of one color).
• Complementary (opposite hues on color wheel).
• Polychromatic (many colors).
• Choose plants that require similar light: full sun, partial sun, shade.
• Incorporate different leaf shapes, textures, and scents.
• Use “thrillers” for height.
• Use “fillers” to fill in the container.
• Use “spillers” to hang over the edges and create a finished look.
• Consider Orchids, Miniature Roses or Hydrangeas for Mother’s Day Containers.
NOTE: Since orchids are planted in a special orchid potting mix, place
the entire potted orchid in the larger container. The non-orchids in your container garden will be in regular potting soil.
Rule of thumb: Your planter should be one-third of the finished container garden’s height.
Care, maintenance and helpful hints.
• Fertilize every 1 - 2 weeks.
• Check daily for dryness. Water when needed.
• Cut off old blooms.
• Experiment. Try new plants and new combinations.
• If a plant isn’t working or growing, replace it.
• Watch for common pests. Apply Green Light Neem Oil or Bioganics spray if needed.