Asked on Jun 1, 2020

Fill strawberry planter?

Agnes ChrzanowskaVimarhonorJo


I have beautiful faux plants to fill in side openings but I don’t want dirt to wash away so how do I keep those plants in place

11 answers
  • J
    on Jun 1, 2020

    You could green florist foam. It is easy to cut to fit and then use moss to cover foam.

  • Jo
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Great Idea

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Styrofoam can be "shoved" into the section so it will take all the room up. Use floral foam.

  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Hi Jo, Why not grab some dried moss as the dollar stores or craft stores, it will look natural but not be as messy as using soil. You could also use foam inside to hold the plants in place, hope this helps you out.

  • Redcatcec
    on Jun 1, 2020

    All the above are great ideas, another thought is to use pool noodles cut to size, also available at the dollar store.

  • Cindy
    on Jun 2, 2020

    Hi Jo. You really do not need to use soil at all if you will be using faux flowers. There are 3 steps to follow when making a planter. They're called thrillers, fillers, and spillers. Tall plants are thrillers. They go in the back of a planter. Flowers and greenery are the fillers. They should be put directly in front of the thrillers. Spillers are the ivy and other plants that spill over and they go in front. I hope this helps you. Good luck Jo. Be well.

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    Unique Creations By Anita
    on Jun 2, 2020

    I had the same issue with this house number. I used a Styrofoam

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jun 2, 2020

    Hello Jo,

    Use Florist Dry Foam or Polystyrene and cover it with moss of some sort (Reindeer moss or Spagnhem Moss, and push the plants through into the foam. Have fun!

  • Jo
    on Jun 2, 2020

    Great idea- thanks

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jun 2, 2020

    Hello after filling your container you might want to use some aerosol spray insulation, I would suggest using floral pins. Similar or you can make your own floral pins with wire.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Feb 28, 2021

    yes !

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