>> Monday, May 16, 2011
Last week I had the pleasure of heading over to Casey's for a party to plant patio pots. It was fun to get the professional's opinion on how they plant pots. Then they helped everyone choose plants for the appropriate size planter and sun verses shade plants. This video was the teaching portion of the evening.
Then the real fun began as we wondered the thousands of annuals in hunt of the perfect combination.
When you are planting containers, it is always important to add some fertilizer. Osmocote is a time released version that will last all summer when your plants need it the most!
We headed out to make our selections. For this flower loving gal, this was painstakingly difficult! I just want them all!
But this is what I decided on. Something a little different that what I usually do. The class is fun because you can also bring your own container, so I brought this old tin paint bucket that I've had forever. I had previously drilled three small holes in the bottom for drainage.
My plant choices were a Mint Mocha Coleus in the center, with Supertunia 'Pretty Much Picasso' around the outside, mixed in with mini 'double lemon' Calibrachoa, and a couple purple alyssum for filler.