3 Steps To The Perfect Annual Container

It’s that time again! Annual flower time! And if you’re anything like me, it’s one of your favorite times of the year. I love getting  to add a pop of color to any landscape whether it’s in a container or even spread throughout a garden bed. You can’t really go wrong adding annuals to your home, however with these 3 steps, you’ll be the flower envy of the neighborhood. These easy steps will make your annual containers stand out above the rest. 

Whether you are adding one container or twenty, large containers or small, these steps will be effective in any application.



Now that we’ve got location taken care of, we can move on to the fun stuff: COLOR! Color is the whole reason for adding annuals to a landscape. They give you that pop of color and pizzazz you might otherwise be missing. Or maybe you live in an apartment and a container or two is the only area you have to green-up your space. Annual containers are a great way to do just that!



Now that we have a color scheme picked out, it’s time to fill that container. But first, you need to know a little gardener’s secret to stand-out containers: the thriller, the filler, & the spiller. What in the heck do I mean by that? Let me explain:



Now that you’ve got the 3 steps to creating the perfect annual container, your annual selection will be the envy of the neighborhood!

My favorite annual container plant combination this year is:

Dracaena Spike- Thriller

Pink Calibrachoa- Filler

White Petunia – Filler

Blue Lobelia- Filler

Sweet Potato Vine- Spiller

Share pictures of your favorite annual containers. Or feel free to ask any questions you may have about color scheme or plant selections!



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