Today’s blog is horticulturally focused.
Plants were my first love. I can remember at a very young age, beyond excited, when my parents told me I could pick out one seed packet to plant in our garden in the Spring. Somehow, I never can remember where I park my car, but I can remember the exact flower that I picked out that year, Aster ‘Fireworks’. I just absolutely love gardening and when you combine that with my love for floral design, creating seasonal pots is like an art for me.
Today I want to share some insight on how to create ‘The Perfect Pot’. I learned most of this my sophmore year in my herbaceous plants class at U of I. The secret is variation. If you don’t take anything else away from this blog, remember these three words; Thriller, Filler, and Spiller. Those three words are the secret ingredients to a successful pot.
1. Thriller. The thriller should be a tall plant or plants with some good height. It is usually the focal point of the pot, so be sure to pick something interesting that stands out!
2. Filler. The filler should be medium sized, bushy plants to fill in the pot. This pretty much lives up to its name, these plants should be used to fill the pot. I usually like to plant things with lots of color and blooms as the filler.
3. Spiller. The spiller should trail and spill over the edge of the pot.
Position your tallest plant(s) in the center of the pot or off to one side. The filler plants will surround the tall plants and the spillers should be planted along the edges.
With so many unique plants and combinations, the possibilities are endless. Contact us today for a complimentary consolation to discuss how to create color and interest in your landscape throughout the year.