|Best Garden Girl Friend|
|Arrange Selections, Step Back and Evaluate|
|Copy Nursery Display Containers|
|Love the Color Contrast|
|New Use for Tires|
|Smaller Pots = Better, Less $|
|We Mean Business!|
That won't be happening though, instead, here's a trip down gardening lane, photos from a trip to Wells Medina Nursery last spring. Something I hope to be doing again very shortly.
I have a BGGF: Best Gardening Girl Friend. They are good to have, I tell her to put stuff back and she tells me that my container combinations are not so hot. We make a good team, sifting through our favorite nurseries, finding our favorite plants and bringing a little spring home.
Here are some of our tips:
- Make a list the containers you need to fill, the glee of plants galore can easily lead to overbuying. If you don't make a list bring a practical/mean friend like me that will say: "STOP".
- Call the nursery ahead of time to see when their shipments come in. You want first dibs on the newest, healthiest plants.
- Gather up the plants that catch your eye and arrange them on your cart to visualize how they would look in your container. Go for big impact, lots of contrast! If you are uninspired, just copy the nursery containers. No one will know and your containers will look genius!
- Always pick the smaller, less expensive plants. They are happier, easier to plant and will grow to the size of the bigger plants quickly.
Do you have any other container gardening tips for the spring season? Who else has a BGGF?