Creative Containers

Posted on June 18th, 2018

The fourth of July is just around the corner. To me that means family time, barbecues and charming pots for your patio to WOW your 4th of July guests.

Don’t be overwhelmed, we are here to help you create a special look for your front entrance or patio.

  • Pick the perfect container.
  • Pick the right size pot for what you are choosing to plant.
  • Whether plastic, clay, glassed clay or our new light weight -clay/fiberglass just make sure each container has drainage holes , which are necessary for the health of your plants.
  • Remember to have fun, add in your family’s personality and style while making your decision. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
  • Pick your soil
  • Picking the right soil will set your plants up for a great beginning.
  • Depending on what you are planting I recommend the following:

Organic potting soil for your herb and vegetable containers

Container mix for any of your annual or perennial container plantings. This mix contains starter fertilizer and water- holding polymers perfect to keep your container looking its best.

Professional potting mix for any of your houseplant container pots. This is a lighter weight soil ideal for most houseplants.

  • Don’t forget to add fertilizer to all your containers. We have many to pick from but my favorite and soon to be yours is our Van wilgen’s slow release. Come in and ask me why?
  • Pick your plants
  • Remember each pot needs a thriller, which is the show-stopper in the pot. Next you need a filler, which is the back up for your thriller. And then there is your spiller, which is something that will cascade over the pot doing its own thing but-yet pulling it all together to finish off the perfect look.
  • Plant everything
  • Remember to have fun and be creative.

One thing I would like to touch base on is protecting your pottery from our Connecticut winter’s.

If you are spending all this time picking out the perfect pot, you should also invest some time in protecting it, by bring them in from our harsh winter temps. To many freeze and thaws can make your pots crack if moisture is left or allowed to form in your pots, so by bringing your pots into the garage for the winter you will have a lesser chance of any damage occurring.  

And remember frost resistant is, frost resistant….. Not frost proof!!! 

Remember to have fun and create great planters with your family, and  memories that will last a lifetime.