THE DIRT - Holiday Container Garden Design 101

 Thanks for a great fall season!   Whew! We blinked and fall is almost over. We wanted to give a huge thank you to all our clients in Leawood, Prairie Village, Overland Park, Mission Hills, Edmond, Nichols Hills, Edmond, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Arcadia, Crown Heights, Heritage Hills, Quail Creek and Mesta Park. We've had a very busy fall and are so thankful for YOU and your love of curb appeal! 

Thanks for a great fall season!


Whew! We blinked and fall is almost over. We wanted to give a huge thank you to all our clients in Leawood, Prairie Village, Overland Park, Mission Hills, Edmond, Nichols Hills, Edmond, Mustang, Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Arcadia, Crown Heights, Heritage Hills, Quail Creek and Mesta Park. We've had a very busy fall and are so thankful for YOU and your love of curb appeal! 

 Holiday Container GARDEN Design 101   Hooray! The holidays are almost here! Time to get your front entry and outdoor planters looking festive for the season.   Let’s talk holiday container garden design. We use the “thriller, filler, spiller” design theory. The “thriller” is the one tall plant in the middle that gives the arrangement height. Evergreens are our “thriller” of choice for winter planters, but other good “thriller” options are red or yellow twig dogwood sticks or birch poles. Depending on the size of the planter, some good evergreen options are leland cypress, boxwood, juniper and dwarf alberta spruce. Next comes the “filler” which fills in around the middle of the planter. Our favorite “fillers” for the holidays are pinecones, berries and ornaments. Lastly, come the “spillers” which cascade over the sides of the planter. Great “spiller” options for winter are english ivy, vinca minor and/or fresh evergreen garland. If you use fresh garland or any live evergreen branches make sure to spray them with Wilt-Pruf when you do the installation and keep them misted with water throughout the holiday season so they don't dry out.   In the picture above, we’ve used 2 leland cypress and boxwood as the thrillers, pinecones and berries as fillers and ivy and garland as spillers. Doesn’t it look festive for the holidays? Once the holidays are over, just remove the pinecones, berries and garland and the evergreen and english ivy will look great all winter long.

Holiday Container GARDEN Design 101


Hooray! The holidays are almost here! Time to get your front entry and outdoor planters looking festive for the season.
 
Let’s talk holiday container garden design. We use the “thriller, filler, spiller” design theory. The “thriller” is the one tall plant in the middle that gives the arrangement height. Evergreens are our “thriller” of choice for winter planters, but other good “thriller” options are red or yellow twig dogwood sticks or birch poles. Depending on the size of the planter, some good evergreen options are leland cypress, boxwood, juniper and dwarf alberta spruce. Next comes the “filler” which fills in around the middle of the planter. Our favorite “fillers” for the holidays are pinecones, berries and ornaments. Lastly, come the “spillers” which cascade over the sides of the planter. Great “spiller” options for winter are english ivy, vinca minor and/or fresh evergreen garland. If you use fresh garland or any live evergreen branches make sure to spray them with Wilt-Pruf when you do the installation and keep them misted with water throughout the holiday season so they don't dry out.
 
In the picture above, we’ve used 2 leland cypress and boxwood as the thrillers, pinecones and berries as fillers and ivy and garland as spillers. Doesn’t it look festive for the holidays? Once the holidays are over, just remove the pinecones, berries and garland and the evergreen and english ivy will look great all winter long.

 Cute holiday gifts   If you are looking for a unique hostess gift or teacher gift do we have something for YOU! How cute is this little norfolk pine all dressed up for the holidays in a "silver" mint julep cup?!?! It's the perfect seasonal touch near a kitchen sink or in a powder room and we are quite sure you need one or two or three. Give us a shout if we can pot one up for you. $15 /each.

Cute holiday gifts


If you are looking for a unique hostess gift or teacher gift do we have something for YOU! How cute is this little norfolk pine all dressed up for the holidays in a "silver" mint julep cup?!?! It's the perfect seasonal touch near a kitchen sink or in a powder room and we are quite sure you need one or two or three. Give us a shout if we can pot one up for you. $15 /each.

 Let Adorn Help You   Oh, hello holiday season! You are right around the corner. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the busiest. Let our elves "adorn" your front porch or store front with holiday curb appeal and mark that task off your list. Think of it as an early gift to yourself!

Let Adorn Help You


Oh, hello holiday season! You are right around the corner. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the busiest. Let our elves "adorn" your front porch or store front with holiday curb appeal and mark that task off your list. Think of it as an early gift to yourself!

 Curb Appeal Shout Out!   Imagine our delight when we got the call last April from Kristine Bates, an incredible interior designer in OKC, to lend her a hand with her outdoor planters. Her amazing home was going to be on the Nichols Hills Garden Tour and her outdoor pots needed a fresh new look for the summer season. Kristine loves what outdoor planters can add to a back patio. "Outdoor pots, especially when they are professionally done, can add so much to an outdoor living space. Our covered back patio is an extension of our home and our family spends time there daily. All our living room and kitchen windows look out onto our back patio so we really need our outdoor planters to look fantastic. As a designer, it's important for our house to look "finished" on the inside and out. It's nice to be able to outsource the container gardens to Adorn because I know they will look wonderful all season long. Elizabeth has helped with our planters now for two seasons - summer and fall. I highly recommend her to my clients too."   We LOVE digging in the dirt at her beautiful home! Kristine's firm, Kristine Bates Interiors, does everything from updating to designing complete house plans starting from the ground up to final completion. She is SO talented and we are thankful for the opportunity to work with her and her team on a seasonal basis.

Curb Appeal Shout Out!


Imagine our delight when we got the call last April from Kristine Bates, an incredible interior designer in OKC, to lend her a hand with her outdoor planters. Her amazing home was going to be on the Nichols Hills Garden Tour and her outdoor pots needed a fresh new look for the summer season. Kristine loves what outdoor planters can add to a back patio. "Outdoor pots, especially when they are professionally done, can add so much to an outdoor living space. Our covered back patio is an extension of our home and our family spends time there daily. All our living room and kitchen windows look out onto our back patio so we really need our outdoor planters to look fantastic. As a designer, it's important for our house to look "finished" on the inside and out. It's nice to be able to outsource the container gardens to Adorn because I know they will look wonderful all season long. Elizabeth has helped with our planters now for two seasons - summer and fall. I highly recommend her to my clients too." 

We LOVE digging in the dirt at her beautiful home! Kristine's firm, Kristine Bates Interiors, does everything from updating to designing complete house plans starting from the ground up to final completion. She is SO talented and we are thankful for the opportunity to work with her and her team on a seasonal basis.

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