Decorate your Outdoor Space with Celosia

Decorate your Outdoor Space with Celosia

 

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Fall is such a wonderful time of year! This is the time to truly enjoy your outdoor spaces! Why not give your space a little makeover? Spruce up your seating areas, porches, and patios with decorative pottery adorned by the beautiful and showy blooms of Celosia!

 

What is Celosia?

celosia plant

Celosia is a low-maintenance annual. It loves full sunlight and does well in flowerbeds and containers. Celosia is an ideal choice for planting and creating a focal point in your landscape design. The leaves are generally green with bright flowers in yellow, reds, purples, and oranges. Available in multiple sizes, Celosia requires occasional watering and a rich, well-drained soil, like Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil.

 

Pottery

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At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have a vast selection of pottery in many sizes, styles, and colors. For this decorating tip, we explored some of our decorative pieces for enhancing our outdoor space.

pottery options

Check out our selection and pick out a style that suits you and your space the best. Explore larger and smaller pottery and see what will work best to add that extra pizzazz to your outdoor décor!

pottery

 

Add your Celosia

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First, add your Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil. Remove your plant from the container and break up the root ball.

celosia planting

Add your plant in the container and add more soil as needed. Water in thoroughly, allowing the water to drain through the plant’s roots. Finally, add your new and easy creation to your outdoor areas. Be sure that there is enough sunlight to meet the sun requirements of your plants.

celosia

Just pour yourself a refreshing glass of lemonade and sit back and relax in your beautiful new space! Decorating with plants has never been easier!

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Stop by our store nearest your today for all your planting needs! Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations.

 

 

How to make a Succulent Container Garden

For the perfect indoor container garden, try planting with succulents! Succulents are low-maintenance and beautiful. Refresh your space with a container garden full of dynamic foliage and natural color.

STEP 1: Supplies

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Gather your supplies. This will vary depending on your creation, but here are the basic items you will need:

  • Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil or Black Gold® Cactus Mix
  • Succulents ranging in size from Calloway’s or Cornelius
  • Calloway’s Premium Pottery
  • Hand shovel and gloves

STEP 2: Soil and Pottery

The soil you use is very important to the health and success of your container garden. First, never use the native soil from the ground, as it does not contain the nutrients and moisture-retaining properties of proper potting soil.

Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil is formulated specifically for your containers. With moisture-retaining polymers, Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil provides the ideal conditions to foster healthy root growth for thriving plants. It is ideal for all potted plants and container gardens.

Black Gold® Cactus Mix is excellent for planting all types of cacti, bromeliads, and succulents. This potting soil contains a unique blend of horticultural grade perlite, pumice, earthworm castings, compost, and bark which helps provide the ideal soil structure and drainage that these types of plants need.

Pick out a stylish container, large enough for the selection of succulents that you will be planting. We have many to choose from in various sizes and styles. Your selection of Calloway’s Pottery or whatever container you are using must have a drain hole. If there is too much moisture, it will cause root rot and that can be easily avoided with the draining system in your pottery.

To get started, place a piece of bark or stones in the bottom of your container to help prevent the soil from leaking out, making sure water can still flow through. Then, fill your container with Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil or Black Gold® Cactus Mix.

STEP 3: Adding Your Plants

Select your succulents to create a design that is visually pleasing. When it comes to the design, use the “Thriller, Filler, and Spiller” method. Choosing your plants based on “Thriller, Filler, and Spiller” selections will create an exciting creation with dimension and texture.

Watch the video below for a quick tutorial on placement of your plants based on the “Thriller, Filler, and Spiller” design method for your Succulent Container Garden.

First, add your “Thriller” plant. Find a larger succulent that is tall or will create a strong focal point.

planting with succulents

Remember, the “Thriller” plant will be a larger and dramatic option. It is the focal plant in your container. Depending on where your container will be displayed, you can either plant your “Thriller” in the center, if your container will be viewed from all sides, or in the back of the container.

succulents

Then, add your “Filler” plant. The “Filler” plants are medium-sized plants that tend to be a more rounded plant to make the container look full. Place your “Filler” around the “Thriller” or in front of the “Thriller” plant.

succulent ideas

Finally, add your “Spiller” plant. The “Spiller” plants are trailing plants that hang over the edge of the container. They should be planted close to the edge of the container, in front of, or surrounding the “Filler” plant.

string of pearls

String of Pearls creates an interesting visual and dripping display. Always choose a selection that will spill over the edge of your container with attractive leaves that compliments your creation.

container garden ideas

Your container garden will shine in your indoor space and provide a pop of beautiful, natural color.

planting with succulents

STEP 3: Care Tips

Water in thoroughly and add more potting soil as needed. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. In addition, your succulents need bright indirect light throughout the day.

For more care tips, check out our blog about succulent care, here!

succulent tips

Top off your creation with decorative stones, moss, pebbles, or keep it as is! Stop by our store nearest you today for all your Succulent Container Garden needs!

 

How To Make Brush Stroke Pottery

Get creative and have some fun making Brush Stroke Pottery! This easy DIY project will make any plant shine while adding an artistic and trendy pop of color to your space!

SUPPLIES:

For this DIY project, you will need the following supplies:

terra cotta pottery

  1. Terra cotta pottery
  2. Plants or plant of your choosing based on the size of your terra cotta container
  3. Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil
  4. Paint
  5. Flat top or squared paint brush

crafting with plants

STEP 1: Base Paint

To really capture the paint brush texture, it is smart to amplify the contrast of the colors by painting the base of the pottery white. Give the container a good layer of paint and allow it to dry.

pottery crafts

Then, paint the top lip of the container with a bright and vibrant shade. Or you can use a modern metallic gold. It is your choice! We used a bright blue which will compliment all the shades of paint we will be using.

painting pottery

STEP 2: Start Your Brush Strokes

After the base paint has dried, it is time to start your brush stroke pattern. Do 1 color at a time and vary the shades with the layers.

pottery

We started with a royal blue paint and put various stroke around the container.

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After the first layer dries, then add the second trying to overlap parts and create some dimension. We accented the color scheme with a layer of metallic blue paint.

paint

Remember to allow each layer to dry so the paint doesn’t run together. We completed our design with a layer of gold brush strokes and finished with another blue hue.

STEP 3: Add Soil and Your Plant Selection

Finally, when everything has dried, add your Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil and your plants. Pick a plant that works for the space that you are displaying your creation. Check the plant tag for water and sunlight requirements.

brush stroke pottery

Show off your cute creation and make some more to create a whole set! Stop by our store nearest you to pick up your quality terra cotta pottery available in various sizes, and for all your planting needs.

 

 

 

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Bromeliad Care Tips

What are Bromeliads?

houseplants

There are many different species of bromeliads. Did you know pineapples are a bromeliad? These lovely plants are native to the tropics and can be found naturally growing on trees and rocks or growing in soil. As houseplants, bromeliads are most known as a potted plant because they grow well in soil.

bromeliad care tips

Their foliage can take on many different shapes from thin to broad and flat leaves, and the blooms come in many different textures and colors. They adapt to various climates easily which makes bromeliads a perfect, low maintenance indoor plant.

Caring for Bromeliads

1. Light

Bromeliads need bright, indirect light. Always check the plant tag as some varieties can tolerate more shade than others.

bromeliad plants

2. Watering

Proper watering is the most important factor in maintaining a healthy plant. If a bromeliad is growing on a tree in a tropical climate without access to soil, watering the “cup” or into the leaves core, is ideal as this is where the plant can use the water as it needs and maintain the level of moisture.

bromeliads

This is where the plant absorbs the water to the roots and any excess will evaporate easier avoiding plant rot. When planting in a container, water the plant thoroughly, allowing the water to drain through the soil and out the drain hole of the container. Avoid any and all standing water. Allow the soil to dry completely before watering again.

3. Soil

bromeliad planting tips

Bromeliads need to be planted with Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil. Bromeliads need a quality soil with proper moisture retention and drainage. This will give the plant the correct amount of moisture that it needs without rotting the plant. Like with succulents, allow the soil to dry completely between watering to avoid the development of plant rot.

bromeliad care

Bromeliads will bring a vibrant sparkle to your space. You can easily enjoy the low maintenance beauty of any bromeliad. Remember to plant with a quality and well-draining soil, avoid over-watering, and give your plant access to bright, indirect light!

Questions? Our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals are available at all of our store locations to any answer any questions that you may have!

 

 

 

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How To Make Living Containers

Go natural and display your plants in a beautiful and inventive way. Living Containers are all the rave and they are so easy to make! Follow these simple steps and you will have a natural oasis of hanging plants in no time!

SUPPLIES:

moss

For this DIY project, you will need the following supplies:

  1. 4 in plant of your choosing (herbs, color, succulents, etc) – use 1 plant per container
  2. Black Gold® Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Plus or Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil mixed with peat moss
  3. Super Moss® Sheet Moss
  4. Floral Wire
  5. Sturdy string or thin rope
  6. Water
  7. Gloves and Hand Shovel

STEP 1: MIX THE SOIL

Let’s get a little nostalgic with this step. Did you ever make mud pies as a kid? Step one is just as fun! Get your potting soil and pour enough it into a bucket to fully cover the plant’s roots. If you are using Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil, use 1/3 potting soil and 2/3 peat moss.

mix soil

Add enough water to fully moisten the soil and mix with your hand shovel.

STEP 2: PREP YOUR PLANT

Remove your plant from the container. We selected rosemary for its beautiful smell and natural texture that will perfectly complement our Living Containers!

rosemary

Break up the roots and shake off as much of the soil as you can.

plant's roots

Then, while you hold your plant in one hand, add the new soil mixture to the root ball. Rotate the plant until the root is packed securely with the soil, resembling a softball.

roots

STEP 3: ADD THE SHEET MOSS

Next, grab a piece of sheet moss that is big enough to cover the soil ball that you just created. The moss should reach to the bottom of the plant.

cover with moss

Wrap the moss around the ball and then wrap it with floral wire. The wire should keep the moss secure and hold everything in place.

STEP 4: HANG AND DISPLAY

Finally, attach your hanging cord. You can use sturdy string, rope, etc. Wrap the hanging cord around the plant in the area that will support your Living Container the best and then put it on display!

living container

Explore the possibilities indoors and out with your new Living Containers and enjoy the natural beauty!

Stop by our store nearest you for your quality plants, sheet moss, soils, tools, and more!

 

 

 

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All About Garden Services

Autumn is for planting! Let’s update our landscapes with vibrant plants, hardy trees and shrubs, and quality soil. Don’t feel like planting? Let us plant for you! At Calloway’s and Cornelius, our Garden Services team is always here to help! For your gardening success, observe your landscape and be mindful of sun exposure, water restrictions, and size of the area you want to plant.

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PICK & PLANT

Did you know that we offer the ultimate time-saving service for those who can’t spend as much time as they’d like in the garden? It’s called Pick & Plant! You pick it, we plant it. It’s that easy! Pick & Plant is our in-store garden service to you with your gardening success.

 

How does Pick & Plant work?

Pick & Plant is available at every store location. This service is fantastic for planting trees or filling your flowerbeds with fresh, seasonal color. Whether you know what you want or need some assistance, we are here to help.

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When you arrive at the store, there is a designated member of our team that can help you with your Pick & Plant order and arrangements. Simply ask one of our employees and they will direct you accordingly.

First, explore our selection of the season’s freshest, hand-picked plants and choose the plants you want.

you pick your plants

Then, speak with one of our in-store Garden Services advisers to make sure you have everything you need (plants, topsoil, mulch, etc.) for a successful garden project. After you work with our team member and finish your paperwork, we’ll schedule your Pick & Plant installation!

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Finally, enjoy the hassle-free experience! We will show up with the plants you selected and the tools necessary to plant them. You show us where you want them and we’ll have your plants professionally planted in no time.

 

What do I need to know for my plant selection?

With every plant that you add to your landscape, it is important to be aware of these key factors:

  1. Amount of light and sun exposure thought the day? Is it shady, sunny, or does the area receive part sun and shade throughout the day?
  2. What direction is the area facing? North facing and south facing landscapes will receive different levels of sunlight throughout the day.
  3. What size is the planting area?
  4. What permanent objects surround this area?
  5. Is there access to water for your plants?

When you have a better understanding of your landscape, this will allow you to select the proper plants, the right number of plants, and it will give you a better idea of how much soil and mulch you will need to complete the area.

planting

Remember, soil and mulch are extremely important for your garden’s success. Select from our Flower Bed Mix or Tree & Shrub Mix and pick out your mulch. Mulch will protect your plants’ roots and conserve moisture in your soil.

 

LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION

Do your flowerbeds need a makeover? Unlock your garden’s potential with a beautifully and professionally designed landscape! Our Landscape Designers will assess your space and give you professional direction and a new design for your garden project.

landscape design

 

How does Landscape Design & Installation work?

DESIGN:

To get started, go to Calloways.com and click on the Garden Services tab. Then, select “Design Services“. From there, you will then schedule a consultation by filling out and submitting the form provided.

landscape design

Next, one of our landscape designers will contact you to schedule a time to meet for your design consultation. During the consultation, the designer will measure the planting area, take photos of the area, and discuss how you would like to move forward with your space. For example:

  1. How do you use your space or wish to use the space?
  2. What kind of look or theme do you want for your landscape?
  3. Do you have any color or plant preferences?

We want to provide you with your ideal design for your dream landscape. For our designers to get started on planning out your new and improved landscape, remember that the design fee is due upon your first visit and consultation. The design fee covers the design work only, not the installation.

After the consultation is complete, the designer can begin creating the renderings. The renderings will show plant selections and placement to give you an accurate idea of what to expect. The designer will set up a time to meet with you to present the completed full-color renderings. You can make changes and discuss more details with the designer at this time.

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Also at this presentation, the designer will provide you with a job proposal. The proposal outlines all the components (plants, soils, mulches, stones, etc) needed to complete and install your new landscape design and the costs associated with it.

 

INSTALLATION:

Once you have your final and completed rendering, we also offer the option for installation. If you would like us to install the design that we presented, the deposit that is outlined in the job proposal will need to be paid to move forward. Remember, this is separate from the design fee.

landscaping

The designer will discuss schedules and timelines for the installation process. They will also check in with updates while we finalize details, order plants, verify safety needs and schedule dig test for gas and power lines in the planting area, and gather all the supplies needed to complete your project.

gardening safety

Our designer and landscaping partners will arrive to complete the installation of your new landscape design. They will prep the soil, remove or transplant items, plant and install everything, lay mulch, water, etc. Once completed, the designer will gather the remaining items needed from you to finish and close out the project.

soil prep

 

Want to learn more? Join us tomorrow, August 17th from 10:30 am – 11:30 am at our Fort Worth and North Plano store locations. Hear from our team of designers with Landscape Design & Installation Services for insight into what it takes to create and style all types of greenspaces. Bring your questions for our designers! Get insight into what professional designers look for when developing a landscape and how the designs are pieced together. Plus, receive a voucher for $100 off your Design Consultation Fee for attending! You don’t want to miss this exciting event!  

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How to Make Pineapple & Strawberry Planters for Succulents

Need a teacher’s gift for the new school year? Looking for cute décor to bring life to your dorm or office? Feel the need to relax and craft? You must check out this easy DIY project! Have some fun making adorable pineapple and strawberry-themed planters for succulents!

How to Make Pineapple & Strawberry Planters for Succulents

 

STEP 1: Supplies

pottery crafts

 

Gather your supplies and plants to get started! Here is what you will need:

  • Black Gold® Cactus Mix potting soil
  • Succulents of your choosing from Calloway’s or Cornelius
  • Small terra cotta pots
  • Red and yellow craft paint or spray paint
  • Black craft paint
  • Paintbrushes

 

 STEP 2: Soil and Pottery

black gold cactus mix

 

The soil you use is very important to the health and success of any container garden, especially for succulents. First, never use the native soil from the ground, as it does not contain the nutrients and moisture-retaining properties of a proper potting soil.

Using a potting soil like Black Gold® Cactus Mix is a unique blend of horticultural grade perlite, pumice, earthworm castings, compost, and bark. Made specifically for cacti and succulents, it gives your succulents fantastic soil structure and the drainage they need.

Pick terra cotta pots with a drain hole. The key is to maintain proper drainage in the container. If there is too much moisture, it will cause root rot and impact the health of your plants.

For more tips on caring for succulents, check out our blog here!

 

STEP 4: Paint

Now that you have all of your supplies, let’s get to painting! Cover the outer surface with red paint and another with yellow paint. Do multiple coats if needed for equal coverage all the way around.

 

paint pottery

 

Then, on the yellow container, add your pineapple design! We painted a “V” shaped pattern for the pineapple texture. Next, add the black dots on your red container to mimic the seeds on a strawberry.

 

strawberry planter

STEP 4: Adding Your Succulents

Once everything has dried, place some stones or a piece of bark at the bottom of your containers. Then, fill your containers with the potting soil.

 

succulent themed planters

 

Remove each succulent from its plastic container and gently loosen up the roots. Add each succulent into your newly designed pottery and water in thoroughly, allowing the water to drain completely! Add more potting soil if needed.

 

STEP 5: Display your Designs

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When your cutie, fruity creations are complete, find a place in your home, office, or dorm to display your designs! Pick a sunny location that will give your succulents plenty of bright, indirect light throughout the day.

Enjoy your pineapple and strawberry planters and embrace your inner plant parent as you care for your succulents. Stop by our store nearest you for all your planting supplies!

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Care for Succulents

Succulents. They are so hot right now.

Whether you are new to the gardening scene or you are a green-thumbed gardening champ, succulents are the perfect plant for you. They are low maintenance and trendy addition to your indoor spaces.

succulents

Succulents make great teacher gifts, party favors, or for simply adding a splash of greenery to your space. Enjoy sweet succulents and start them off on the right note with these 4 helpful care tips!

1 – LIGHT

succulent plants

Succulents love light. Most succulents need about 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. When they do not receive enough light, succulents will experience issues with long, weak stems, color loss, and a leggy look. Try adorning your south-facing windows with beautiful succulents for ideal sun exposure. Also, remember to rotate your plants often to provide an equal amount of sunlight to all parts of your plant.

2 – WATER

indoor plants

Watering succulents properly can greatly impact the health of your plant. A good rule of thumb is to water when the soil is dry. Succulents need water, but the approach is slightly different than many plants. While most plants need consistently moist soil to grow, succulents prefer when the soil becomes dry before adding more moisture. Water thoroughly and allow it to drain through the roots. Check the soil often and water again when the soil feels dry.

3 – SOIL

succulent soil

Good soil is important to any plant. Succulents need soil that provides proper drainage. Avoid planting in any dense, clay soils, as these are not ideal for healthy succulents. Using a potting soil like Black Gold® Cactus Mix is a unique blend of horticultural grade perlite, pumice, earthworm castings, compost and bark. Made specifically for cacti and succulents, it gives your succulents fantastic soil structure and the drainage they need.

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4 – CONTAINER SELECTION

succulent pottery

Choosing the right container will keep your succulents…succulent. At Calloway’s and Cornelius, we have designs and sizes that are sure to fit you and your style. The most important feature to look for when selecting your container is a drain hole. A drain hole allows the moisture to run through your plants roots without leaving behind a pool of water. Soggy soil will not make for a happy succulent.

pottery

Check out our selection in store and let’s get planting! Questions? Ask our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at every store location.

Don’t feel like planting? Check out our succulent container creations and pre-made selections!

container creation

succulent creations

Check out these other great articles on succulents.

 

 

REF: architecturaldigest.com countryliving.com

How to Make a Hanging Basket Container Garden

Hanging baskets are such a fun and easy way to add beauty and color to your outdoor spaces. You can even create your own hanging baskets for the indoors with houseplants. You can update your hanging basket displays as often as you wish and embrace the upcoming seasons and holidays. Today, we are going to show you how to make a perfect hanging basket container creation.

How to Make a Hanging Basket Container Garden

hanging baskets

STEP 1: Supplies

Gather your supplies. This will vary depending on your creation, but here are the basic items you will need:

  1. Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil
  2. Sun-loving color from Calloway’s or Cornelius
  3. Coco Fiber Hanging Baskets or other Hanging Basket containers
  4. Calloway’s Natural Garden Food

STEP 2: Soil and Pottery

The soil you use is very important to the health and success of your container garden. First, never use the native soil from the ground, as it does not contain the nutrients and moisture-retaining properties of a proper potting soil.

Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil is formulated specifically for your containers. With moisture retaining crystals, Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil provides the ideal balance of air and water to foster healthy root growth for thriving plants. It is ideal for all potted plants and container gardens.

Pick out your hanging basket container, coco fiber like we used or try out the selections from Bloem® with self-watering systems. The key is to maintain proper drainage in the container. If there is too much moisture, it will cause root rot and impact the health of your plants.

STEP 3: Adding Your Plants

Pick your plants in vibrant colors to design a visually pleasing container garden. When it comes to the design, use the “Thriller, Filler, and Spiller” method. Choosing your plants based on “Thriller, Filler, and Spiller” selections will create an exciting creation with dimension and color.

Watch the video below for a quick tutorial on placement of your plants based on the “Thriller, Filler, and Spiller” design method for your hanging basket.

First, add your “Thriller” plant. Choose selections with big, bold blooms or gorgeous clusters of petite flowers that sparkle against the green foliage. For our creation, we selected Pentas. Pentas feature showy star-shaped flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems. A perfect selection for your “Thriller” plant for its dramatic and dynamic blooms.

PENTAS

Remember, the “Thriller” plant will be a large, dramatic, and taller option. It is the focal plant in your container. Depending on where your container will be displayed, you can either plant your “Thriller” in the center, if your container will be viewed from all sides, or in the back of the container.

cora vinca

Then, add your “Filler” plant. The “Filler” plants are medium-sized plants that tend to be a more rounded plant to make the container look full. Place your “Filler” around the “Thriller” or in front of the “Thriller” plant. In our design, we selected a fantastic plant for this time of year, Cora® Vinca.

filler plant

Cora® Vinca’s showy, star-shaped blooms and medium texture make a great “Filler” plant while also providing a pop of color to your container. Cora® Vinca loves the heat and will thrive throughout the season.

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Finally, add your “Spiller” plant. The “Spiller” plants are trailing plants that hang over the edge of the container. They should be planted close to the edge of the container, in front of, or surrounding the “Filler” plant.

spiller plant

To complete our hanging basket container garden, we decided to compliment the pink and white hues with elegant foliage and clusters of blooms like Lantana. Choose a selection that will spill over the edge of your container with attractive leaves that compliment your creation. Lantana is a lovely selection because of the gorgeous array of colors that resemble a Texas sunset.

sun loving plants

Your hanging basket container garden will shine in your space and provide a pop of beautiful, natural color.

STEP 3: Feed and Hang it up

Add in your Calloway’s Natural Garden Food as directed. This will help with the health of your plants for brighter, bolder blooms.

Water in thoroughly and add more potting soil as needed.

hanging basket for sun

Now hang up your creation and enjoy! Don’t have a space to hang your hanging basket? No problem, we have many options like stands and hooks available at our store locations. Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals.

All About Crotons

Do you love Crotons? The striking colors will inspire your gardening creativity inside and out. Crotons are perfect for your indoor spaces and your outdoor containers. With the proper care, Crotons are a resilient plant that will bring beauty to your days and a smile on your face.

What are Crotons?

croton plants

Crotons come in a variety of styles in leaf shapes and colors. The leaves can vary from curly to thin, thick to twisted, making for an always exciting appearance. The colors of the leaves are what truly make this plant beautiful with the spectrum of green, yellow, red, orange, pink and black hues.

Native to the tropics, this perennial evergreen shrub adds an exotic touch to your containers. The true benefit of the Croton plant is the burst of color that it adds to your space.

Tips on Caring for Crotons

crotons

Lighting is very important to Crotons, as they amount of light they receive can greatly impact the vibrancy of the plant. It is the key feature to consider when selecting your plant and it will help you decide where it will live, indoors or outdoors.

Check the variety of your plant and the plant tag. Some types of Crotons need high light or bright light while others need medium light throughout the day. A good rule of thumb is the more variegated and colorful the plant is, the more light it will need.

If the colors start to fade, generally that means that the plant is not receiving enough sunlight.

Crotons as Indoor Plants

croton plants

Crotons are a great choice for the indoors and are a popular houseplant. For their success, they need proper watering and humidity because they are a tropical plant. Mimic the environment of high humidity by regularly misting your plant with water.

Meanwhile, only truly water the plant when it is needed. The top soil in your container should be dry to the touch. Then, water until it drains through the roots of the plant. Be sure to plant your Crotons in a container with proper draining holes.

croton shrub

Keep your plant away from drafts and cold temperatures (below 60 degrees F). Place your plant in an area of your home that receives the proper sunlight, like the windowsill in your kitchen.

Crotons will also clean the air that you breath. It has the ability to filter common airborne pollutants to help keep your home clean and keep you healthier.

Crotons as Outdoor Plants

croton indoor plant

Growing Crotons outdoors is popular in our area this time of year. They add an extra splash of texture and color to your landscape. Create a beautiful display on your patios or balconies with fantastic pottery and vibrant Croton plants.

Crotons work well during the summer and the fall, but what do you do when it gets cold outside? The best way to plant your croton to enjoy all year long is in a container. This creates the opportunity to move the plant indoors when temperatures start to drop moving into the winter season.

Just like growing indoors, check the top soil of your containers and water when it is dry to the touch.

croton perennial

Stop by today and add some color to your home with Crotons! Questions? Ask one of our Texas Certified Nursery Professionals available at all of our store locations.

 

 

 

ref: gardeningknowhow.com