3 Container Gardening Tips From Our Spring In the South Special Issue

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It’s a time of new growth and renewal. Give your porch a springtime spruce-up with these tips for creating pretty potted plants and spectacular accents from our latest special issue, Spring in the South.

CHOOSE A CONTAINER
Options abound—iron, ceramic, terra-cotta, plastic, concrete, or foam will work just fine—and an eclectic collection can be unified with paint. Remember, a fresh coat of a cheerful color can revive even the saddest of pots.

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PLAY WITH PLANTS
Gardeners adhere to the “thrillers, spillers, and fillers” theory of container design, and it’s easy to follow. Choose thrillers (tall, eye-catching plants) for the center of the pot, spillers (trailing plants) to cascade down the sides, and fillers (prolific growers) to fill in the spaces between.

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EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT
Consider growing cabbages, kale, and other salad greens alongside flower annuals. Another delicious option is a mini herb garden—rosemary, oregano, thyme, and chives all do well in containers. You’ll have all the ingredients for a healthy dinner waiting at your doorstep.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Spring in the South for even more springtime splendor, container gardening tips, elegant Easter ideas, and a Louisiana getaway you don’t want to miss. Plus, get free shipping when you order today!

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