In the Northeast, where things have “just” begun to bloom, Spring pots are the best way to add some color and life to your front entry. The team at Outdoors Contained, Amy Dolan and Amy Fowle are sharing some of their recent work and their tips if you want to create your own.
Here are their tips!
1. Go to the nursery with a plan in mind:
Know your sunlight. You may adore all those sun-loving blooms, but if your container is in the shade, they won’t be happy.
Know the dimensions of your container.
Have an idea of what you would like to create, but be careful b/c the images you see in a magazine may not be conducive to your climate.
2. Stick to a color scheme and don’t be afraid of textures.
3. Vary heights and group in odd numbers. Remember…spillers, fillers and thrillers.
4. Lay out the arrangement as you are going to pot it at the nursery. That way you can make any changes or adjustments there.
5. Water! Once daily and possibly twice a day if really warm. This can make all the difference in the lushness of your arrangement. And, if you live locally and don’t have the time or inclination to do your own pots, reach out to Outdoors Contained (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let them fix you up for Spring and Summer! You’ll be happy every time you arrive home to see how beautiful it looks!