Don’t hate me for what I am going to say.
Well here goes, …It is Spring here.
When my pear tree blooms spring has sprung and it has.
But it will be Spring by you soon too…maybe it is already!
Remember my plans for a white garden. Well, I need to wait a bit for that to go in the ground, but the containers I can do now.
How to create a white container garden
Keeping to a white & green garden takes some degree of restraint, but it is so calming & fresh.
Once I had my cart at Home Depot filled with this collection, my head was not turned, even by the glorious purple pansies.
When planting a white garden in a pot or in the soil, texture plays an even more important role than in a more colorful garden.
Look for variegated plants and leaves of varied textures.
The variegation will add color & light and the textures add interest & depth.
For my containers I chose:
- mini Japanese Boxwood for height. Boxwood an evergreen, likes sun & moderate water.
- Ornamental Kale for foundation & texture. Kale an annual, likes sun & moderate water.
- White Ranunculus for a pretty POW! Ranunculus is an annual bulb, likes sun & moderate water.
- White Pansies for a whispy prettiness. Pansies are annuals that like sun & moderate water.
- White Impatiens for filler. Impatiens are annuals that like sun & moderate water.
When planting a container garden it is imperative to chose plants that enjoy the same amount of sun & water. Also, that the container is put in a spot where it can get the right amount of both.
Situate the pot before you plant, as it will get heavy with all the dirt. Ensure your plants get adequate drainage by using a pot with holes or adding pebbles to the bottom.
Use a mix of annuals & perennials in your pots.
When my annuals start to fade, I can easily replace them for a quick fix or start all over by transplanting the boxwoods into the garden soil.
Container gardens need more fertilizer than plants in the ground.
Plants in the ground benefit from the elements & minerals in the soil surrounding them. These elements & minerals are replenished naturally, but in a pot the natural replenishment does not occur.
When planting any container garden I use my three secrets to slowly feed the plants naturally. You should try them – they really work.
I do not have finished pots to show you today. I will show them to you on Friday.
Somedays just don’t go as planned and I am glad this one didn’t.
I had an impromptu afternoon with my daughter. The plants could wait!
Promise something worth waiting for on Friday and on Wednesday I have something REALLY exciting to invite you to!
** Kelly **