Pretty Planters

Sarah Burnell
by Sarah Burnell
I created these beautiful planters in shades of green, white, coral, and blue using a few simple, long-blooming flowers.
I added gravel and newspaper to the bottom of my planters, to aid with drainage. I then planted a combination of Creeping Jenny, coral Petunias, white Impatiens, and blue (purplish) Salvia.
I used the Creeping Jenny as the "spiller", the Impatiens and Petunias as "filler" and the Salvia as the "thriller".
These planters bloomed well all summer. I dead-headed frequently and watered them about every day. They enjoyed a mix of full and partial sun, as they were on my deck.
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  • William William on Jul 13, 2016
    Very pretty! Every time I try to mix plants, some grow pushing and killing others. Never can get it right.
    • Sarah Burnell Sarah Burnell on Jul 13, 2016
      Thanks, William! I think dead-heading and cutting them back is one of the tricks.
  • Jackie Sonderman Jackie Sonderman on Feb 22, 2021

    Thank you for telling exactly what you used! So many times people don't do this. These are so lovely!