When you like pretty things, but don't have the ambition to go all "garden and landscaping" you do the planter thing. Plus, planters can range in sizes and can jazz up any area instantly. (Is "jazzing up" still a thing? Was it a thing?)
Here's how to planter like a pro, with tips from Bremec Gardens:
Step 1 - Gather Your Materials
Select a planter that appeals to you and more importantly fits the area you intend it for. Choose a quality potting soil. Decide which plants are best suited for a fall planter. Keep in mind this rule: Thriller, fillers & spiller.
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Step 2 - Choose a Thriller
Thriller plants add height and drama to any planter. They can be flowering, foliage or ornamental grasses and are usually placed center or rear of the planter.
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Step 3 - Fill up Space
Fillers are rounded plants designed to “fill” space and make the planter look full. Place around or in front of the thriller.
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Step 4 - Don't Forget to Add a Spiller
Spiller plants usually “spill over” the sides of the container and are often of the vine family. Place close to the edge so they cascade.
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Step 5 - Make it Yours
Seasonal decorations provide personality.
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