At the end of every rainbow, there’s a pot of gold and by that we mean a pot full of fragrant flowers and foliage. Container gardens are easy to maintain. They’re practically in the palm or your hand and, oftentimes, moveable so who doesn’t want to garden in pretty pots? Whether they’re for show on your front porch or for the veggies that you’re hoping to start early in the back, take a look at these five easy tricks of the trade to be sure you say no to pot rot and yes to a pot of gold...
Take a walk any day around the garden center, and you are sure to notice the gorgeous potted container gardens dressing up the benches and entryways and dotted here and there along the garden paths. Doesn't matter what time of year or season, our designers just have a knack for putting together eye-catching combinations. Of course these potted beauties are available to purchase, but did you know that we also offer custom design services? Just pick your pot, and we'll do the rest. Together, we can create the container garden of your dreams at Garden Supply Co.
Custom Design Services
Whether you're looking for a quick gift or are wanting to add some potted plants to your patio, we can help you create custom plant arrangements that are perfectly suited to your needs and budget. We are pleased to offer a variety of services.
For an hourly design and potting fee, our designers will create custom plantings for you here at the garden center. You can use your own containers, or choose from our fabulous selection of pots and urns.
Here is one of our talented designers creating a custom pot using a vintage container I brought in from home.
I wanted to give this as a birthday gift to my gardening friend, and turned to the experts at the garden center to help me choose the right plants for the job. With just a few questions about growing conditions, Tracy was off and running, putting together an absolutely gorgeous container garden in no time.
The $35/hour design fee included the design time from plant selection to potting, as well as the soil and materials used. All plants are purchased separately.
If you purchase containers from us at the garden center, we'll provide the soil and materials and pot your plants for free
Design at Your Home
For a $45 hourly fee, we'll bring the design services directly to you, creating custom container gardens on sight at your home or place of business.
Just let us know which custom design service works best for you!
Good morning everyone! We sure are getting a spot of rain this weekend, aren't we? It's a bit gloomy for us, but just think how happy the dry landscape is right about now. I know that my grass was feeling the strain of the heat already. Last post I shared with you all a few tips on selecting the right pots and potting mixes for your outdoors containers. Now that you've gotten started, here are a few hints on basic design principles to create a stunning impact with your pots.
For a good basic design, just remember three words- thriller, spiller and filler. Combine an upright plant, a trailer that spills down the pot's sides, and a filler to add fullness and color.
Options for the spiller feature include creeping jenny, sweet potato vines, calibrachoa, and bacopa, to name a few.
Calibrachoa, available in multiple color choices, provide an abundance of brightly colored blooms all season long. They are easy to grow and very rewarding. Perfect for all kinds of containers, including window boxes, hanging baskets and combination planters.
Hundreds of beautiful flowers cover the bacopa trailing plants all summer. The Giant White variety continues to bloom even after other bacopas have stopped, making it another perfect choice for your containers.
Filler plants are available in all different color choices and foliar interest. Look for flowers in the annuals section, any number of which will be perfect for the filler feature.
To make a real impact with your container garden, remember there is power in numbers. Combine three, five, or even more pots in varying sizes and styles on steps, in a corner, or at an entry. Containers that are unremarkable by themselves take on greater impact in groups.
If you're looking for a real star of the show, know that pots with single plants can be stunning accents. Choose a larger container and a plant with striking features, and this stand-alone will take center stage.
Hope these basic design tips help you create the container garden of your dreams. Remember that our helpful experts are on hand seven days a week to assist with all your planting needs, including tips on choosing the right plants for your containers. I'll be back soon with hints about TLC for your newly planted pots. See you all soon!