I love to create beautiful pots for season long color and interest. This summer I had a chance to plant 3 large pots for my client Amy.
At this point, the possibilities are endless. To compliment the green pots and neutral background, we chose rich colors like burgundy, orange and purple. The plants we chose included grasses, herbs, annuals, and trailing vines. Purple fountain grass, dracena spikes, verbena, rosemary, chives, sage, sweet potato vine, scaveloa, fuschia, coleus and begonias to name a few.
We filled the pots with good quality potting soil and sprinkled slow release fertilizer Osmocote throughout
the top few inches of soil. We pre-placed the plants to see exactly where they should go. Each pot had
its own drip irrigation tubing to ensure proper watering.
The result is three beautiful, lush pots that are filled with color, fragrance and texture. These pots will continue to look good until our first hard frost sometime in October.
Aren’t these amazing? With about $100 worth of plants and materials and a few hours work, Amy has a long lasting focal point to her front entry. By adding the herbs, she also has a good supply all summer long.
When you’re ready to create beautiful pots, remember the formula – thrill, fill and spill. Have fun!