Give Me Five: Creating a Successful Container Garden

Home and Garden Expert, Larry Pfarr stopped by with five things you need to know on how to create a successful container garden.

1. Choose the right container
Must have a drainage hole
10″ diameter or larger for flowers
12″ diameter or larger for vegetables

2. Fill the container
Potting Soil
Water Retention
Slow release fertilizer

3. Plants your plants
Choose plants with similar growing needs

4. Choose from three groups of plants
Thriller – Add height and drama
Filler – Fill in the middle of the container
Spiller – Trail over the edge to soften the look

5. Choose different foliage textures, shapes and colors.

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