THE DIRT - Adorn's tips for spring container gardens

 

Let's talk color. Filling an empty container is like an artist with a blank palette. Lots of opportunity for creativity and making it fit your space and personality. I absolutely love using lots of different colors in the container gardens I create. I don’t mean the colors on the flowers, I’m talking about the plants themselves. I like to use plants that fall into these categories: chartreuse, purple, silvery blue and green. It's sometimes a challenge, but I try to mix at least three of these different colors into one container. Take a look at the picture at the end of the blog post and you’ll see the silvery blue dusty miller, chartreuse moneywort and green angelonia and pentas. Also, adding one plant with a variegated leaf adds some interest.

Do give some thought to the color of your container when you are selecting the colors of your plants. If you have a light colored container, you may consider a dark spiller (like purple sweet potato vine) and if you have a dark colored container, you may want to go with a spiller color that will pop (like chartreuse sweet potato vine or moneywort). Same goes for the background to the container, which is typically the color of the house or business. If it is a dark background, I would suggest using bright plants that will show up against the dark and vice versa, if you have a light colored background, you may want to use darker plants so they pop. 
 
Fair warning, all the thought that goes into selecting the right colors adds A LOT of time at the garden center. But we don't mind that do we? 

 

 Love this plant!   Are you already making a list of the flowers and plants you want in your summer pots? If you have a sunny spot, consider this gorgeous spiller - fan flower also called scaevola. It comes in periwinkle blue and white, as shown in the picture above, and also light yellow and light pink. It's perfect for our Oklahoma summers and continuously blooms.

Love this plant! 

Are you already making a list of the flowers and plants you want in your summer pots? If you have a sunny spot, consider this gorgeous spiller - fan flower also called scaevola. It comes in periwinkle blue and white, as shown in the picture above, and also light yellow and light pink. It's perfect for our Oklahoma summers and continuously blooms.

 The scoop on upcoming events  Adorn will be offering several container gardening workshops in April. Hope you're excited to get your hands dirty after a long winter.  We will have 2 container gardening workshops during the Quail Creek Home Tour on Saturday, April 1st at noon and 2pm. Also we will be returning to West Elm in Classen Curve for a container gardening workshop on Thursday, April 6th at 6pm.  Stay tuned to Adorn on Facebook and Instagram for registration information. Grab some friends and join us!   

The scoop on upcoming events

Adorn will be offering several container gardening workshops in April. Hope you're excited to get your hands dirty after a long winter.

We will have 2 container gardening workshops during the Quail Creek Home Tour on Saturday, April 1st at noon and 2pm. Also we will be returning to West Elm in Classen Curve for a container gardening workshop on Thursday, April 6th at 6pm.

Stay tuned to Adorn on Facebook and Instagram for registration information. Grab some friends and join us!

 

 Let Adorn help you  Do you love pretty planters but don't have time to do it yourself? Spring is just around the corner friends! Let Adorn plant seasonal flowers and plants in your outdoor pots and cross that task off your list. Whether it's for your front porch or store front, we'd love to help. Also, an Adorn gift certificate makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day!   

Let Adorn help you

Do you love pretty planters but don't have time to do it yourself? Spring is just around the corner friends! Let Adorn plant seasonal flowers and plants in your outdoor pots and cross that task off your list. Whether it's for your front porch or store front, we'd love to help. Also, an Adorn gift certificate makes a perfect gift for Mother's Day!

 

 Curb appeal shout out!  I've been helping Tammy Cole, Owner of Bella Salon in Edmond, with her outdoor planter for a few years. This fabulous salon is in a darling house on Broadway and 4th street in Downtown Edmond. Hearing comments from sweet clients like Tammy makes my day.  "I love using Adorn! Elizabeth is very creative and uses some unusual things that I would never even think to use in a planter. It looks great year round even in the winter months when my pot would normally be empty. I love the convenience of knowing that it is the one thing I don't have to think about and can check off my to do list. Elizabeth is always there once a month to make sure our salon looks fresh and green."

Curb appeal shout out!

I've been helping Tammy Cole, Owner of Bella Salon in Edmond, with her outdoor planter for a few years. This fabulous salon is in a darling house on Broadway and 4th street in Downtown Edmond. Hearing comments from sweet clients like Tammy makes my day.  "I love using Adorn! Elizabeth is very creative and uses some unusual things that I would never even think to use in a planter. It looks great year round even in the winter months when my pot would normally be empty. I love the convenience of knowing that it is the one thing I don't have to think about and can check off my to do list. Elizabeth is always there once a month to make sure our salon looks fresh and green."

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