A blog about gardening on the Gulf Coast of MS,,,containers, window boxes, baskets,,,intensive, square foot and with a few recipes, crafts, songs and rambling posts thrown in here and there...
Friday, June 20, 2008
THRILLER,,filler, spiller....Make a beautifully arranged container plant
I read an article today that says there’s no mystery in making a scrumptious container planting as long as you follow a simple three-ingredient recipe. First and foremost use what they call a “thriller,” a centerpiece plant with star quality, something big, bold, and beautiful in the middle or center if you plan on sitting it next to a wall. Then add a few “fillers,” foliage or flowering plants that will complement but not overwhelm the main player. Finally, add, a “spiller” that just tumbles out of the pot. As long as we use each of those kinds of plants—in various proportions—and take care to balance colors and textures, we are assured we can create a pot as pretty as this. I'm going to try it as soon as I find a pot that big that does not cost an arm and a leg. I heard someone used the inside tub from an old washing machine for a cheap planter...I can see that. Oh, Billy Dear,,,I need your help!.LOL Here is another example and this one I just love. That is fountain grass in the center,,not sure what the filler is, and the spiller is sweet potato vine. I might give this one a try for sure. Isn't it pretty?
I have three cats,,two boys and a girl and a little, eleven year old mixed dog named Solo. That's my little
girl, Meshe in the pic..She is much prettier than I am, so I chose her for my pic. I also have a very nice DH named Billy. He's a keeper.