Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Container Planter Inspiration

I was starting from scratch this year when it came to getting containers planted. Up until last year, I had Geraniums that were 5 and 6 years old, as I would winter them in our basement. So last week I went looking for some container pot inspiration. I was mostly interested in plant varieties that would work for full sun. I do have some shady spaces that I will get to later, but my first round has been for the deck, lower patio, and a large concrete container for the front courtyard.

When I'm hunting for inspiration, the first place I head is Pinterest.
You'll find all the sources for these beautiful plantings
 on my Pinterest Board, Flowers, Plants, and Containers

 I really love this mix of pinks and yellows with Lantana,
 Million Bells, and Trailing Geraniums.

These next three are from Yvonne at Stone Gable.
Love the wonderful, colorful mix!

I like to use Geraniums as the main attraction,
then fill in with plants that will be trailing.

Having a variety of containers makes it more fun.
This oversized galvanized vintage tub, 
is perfect for a large selection.

The formula for a balanced container planting is for "Thriller, Filler, and Spiller". That would be something that's upright and attention grabbing, then a "filler" for the midsection, and then the "spiller", which would be the trailing varieties.

Using "shades" of pinks, reds, and purples are fun,
but this year I chose to use a varied assortment of crazy color.

Love this urn with a variety of Geraniums,
 Creeping Charlie, and Verbena.

Here is one pot that I worked on last week.
It looks a little bare in spots, 
but once they start growing, it will quickly fill in.

Please Pin any pics from my Pinterest Board,
(thanks a bunch)
I'll  be back on Friday to share what I've been working on, 

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