On this page you will learn the different kind of plants that should go into creating a planter. You will learn what good thrillers, fillers, and spillers are.
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First Choose A Planter
There is really only one requirement that you should not overlook. Your planter should have adequate drainage holes so soil doesn’t remain too wet. Once you’ve have that, the rest of the features are up to you. A suggestion is to look for a larger planter, since this helps make it easier to keep up with watering.
Second Picking Your Plants
Before you buy the plants, figure our how much sun each planter will be getting everyday. This will determine if you need sun or shade plants. Other than this requirement of plants the rest is up to you.
Some things to think about when choosing your plants:
Purchase the right amount of plants for your planter
(10-12" planter can hold 3-5 four inch pot sized plants)
Choose a color scheme or be whimsical and pick colors that look good together
Choose a plant that will add some height to your planter (Thriller)
Below is a list of good plants to consider for Thrillers
Choose 2 or more plants depending on size of planter that will trail over the planter's edge (Spillers)
Below is a list of good plants to consider as Spillers
Choose 2 or more plants depending on size of planter to fill in between the Pillar and Spillers (Fillers)
Below is a list of good plants to consider as Fillers