One of the questions I get the most from readers is, “How do I plant up a container?” There are endless variations on planting designs and techniques we can go over, but I like to keep it simple. Originally coined “Thriller, Filler, Spiller”, this Easy as 1 2 3 Container Garden Planting Technique is a super basic look at filling a planter and it works every time.
Easy as 1 2 3 Container Garden Planting Technique –
- Tall plants in the center
- Full plants in the middle layer
- Vining or spilling plants in the outer layer
There are those that claim this technique is boring or unimaginative. My answer to that is the technique is easy and keeps more people growing – anything to inspire gardening and healthy growing helps us to stay healthy. So give it a try!
Watch the video below filmed at my patio garden to learn how you can put together a great container garden using the easy as 1 2 3 container garden planting technique. Plants featured on the video include Juncus ‘Blue Dart’, Dusty Miller ‘Silver Dust’, Pentas ‘Lucky Star’, and Petunia ‘Combo Blue’.
Video here – https://youtu.be/0J95mQofo00
Special thanks to Wave Petunias for providing the pretty flowers used in this Easy as 1 2 3 Container Garden Planting Technique video. Visit www.wave-rave.com to learn more. Thanks to Crescent Garden for the TruDrop container – it’s a water saver that enables you to water less and grow more. Organic Mechanics Soil provided the worm casting filled organic soil.