Being a little late to the game, I hope you all aren’t sick of potting plants for the patio tutorials! Eep. Browsing Pinterest one day last week, I found that many people have used a simple solution to potting their patio plants. Gee, that’s a lot of “P’s”!
I believe that most of us already have an intuitive way to pot our annuals from the local greenhouse. We just know when it looks right, right? But…there is a cute little jingle that I found helps me remember what to plant.
Here it is. “Something to thrill, something to fill, and something to spill”. Isn’t that cute? See, I told you you’d already know how to plant your patio pot! Heehee.
So, here we go. I went to our local greenhouse, which ended up being the most expensive one! OOPS. Let’s hope that the plants I got are worth the extra bit I paid for them. I bought some thrillers, which are plants that make a statement, or are the centre of attention. Some fillers; obvious meaning there. And some spillers, which are plants that tend to hang over the side of the planter.
Starting with the first pot, we used a baby aloe vera from my friend’s pot where we are living (thanks Lori!) as the thriller, then added two other smaller plants as fillers.
Most of the plants I got were not labeled properly, and seeing as we live in a semi-tropical area, I’m not familiar with the plants that do well here. To me, those white plants above, almost look like begonias. We added a licorice plant as the spiller. Ta-da!
For the second pot I only had enough room for a spiller and a thriller. I believe that when you haven’t enough room for all three, it is probably best to stick with the spiller and the thriller. Just my opinion;)
Don’t you love that thriller! It had no tag on it, so I’m not sure what it is. If you know, please comment below so I know what I’m growing in my pot.
My daughter, Esther, helping to plant the pots. She loves gardening.
Here is the finished product for the second pot. They both turned out beautifully! Now to keep them watered. And alive. haha
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