How to Build a Patio Pot
Ever wonder how we choose what goes into our patio pots? Here’s a sneak peek into the selection process. Each pot will contain at least one of these plant “characters” to create a unique conversation piece.
You’ll typically find these unique plants in the center of the combination. Thrillers tend to have some height and add a “wow” factor to the grouping.
Filler plants create texture, add color, and fill in dimension. They may not be showy, but no combo pot would be complete without them.
Typically vines or creeping flowers, spillers are picked for their tendency to spill over the edge of the container. They create an overflow of color that adds even more dimension to the piece.
Caring for your patio pot
To give your patio pot the best chance to thrive, be sure to follow the recommendations for sun and/or shade for your specific patio pot plants.
Touch the soil with your finger. If it feels dry, water slowly until water comes out the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. Water regularly enough to keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged.
Remove any dead or dying blooms throughout the season to encourage new growth.