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DO-IT-YOURSELF CONTAINER GARDENS

From succulents to blooms, create container combinations with a blend of the season's hottest plants. The secret to a great container is start with the right soil mix. We recommend using our Premium All-Purpose Potting Soil - specifically formulated for Hampton Roads. After choosing your container and soil mix, you'll need to choose a showy thriller plant to be center-stage. It should be taller than the rest and stand out. Next, tuck in filler plants around to add sparkle and depth. Finish off your planter with a spiller, a plant that will cascade along the pot’s edge. For optimum results, we always recommend our Greenleaf All-Purpose Plant Food. Like our soil, this slow-release fertilizer is also formulated specifically for this area. Try these container recipes for sun or shade:

Here's what you need:

Shade

  • Spikemoss
  • Solenia Begonias
  • Rita's Gold Fern

Sun

  • Dusty Miller
  • Crimson Star Spike
  • Geraniums
  • Bacopa

Drought-Tolerant (Sun)

  • Ascot Rainbow Euphorbia
  • Stonecrop
  • Sedum
  • Ice Plant
  • Hens & Chicks