Updated: Aug 26, 2019
Guidelines To Beautiful Containers and Planters…
Decide Location Of The Container-
Lighting; Sun / Shade.
Easy To Care For.
Hanging Above, Ground Level, Table Top?
What Makes A Great Container-
Clay, Plastic, Cement, Ceramic, Wood, Metal, Old / New, Traditional, Modern.
Is It The Look You Want?
Depth & Width = Soil Volume.
A Good Planting Mix Does
Make A Difference-
Planting Mixes; Organic, Loose, Moisture Holding.
Start With New Soil or at least Half, Recycle The Old.
Look & Feel Before You Buy!
Coir Fiber / Coconut Fiber Dust; Renewable, This is Best At Water Holding
True Planting Techniques-
Directing The Plants to Hang Over as Desired
Full But Not Crowded - How Much Root Space is There?
Choosing The Right Plants-
Upright, Mounding, Trailing.
Will it Be Cool & Moist OR Hot & Dry?
Heavy Feeders, Like Petunias, Daisies
Trimming And/Or Deadheading.
70° - every 3 days
80° - every other day
90° - every day
100°+ twice a day
If You Can Have A Saucer, Use It!!
Choose Your Method
Of Feeding And DO IT!
Young Plants; Feed weak solution for first couple of weeks.
Mature Plants; Feed Weekly To Monthly.
Liquid; Weekly, Bi-monthly, Monthly.
Time Release; Apply Twice May & July.
The Key is Consistency!
Caring For These Beauties
Deadhead To Keep Them Looking Good
Trimming & Shaping.