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Upgrade Your Patio with Container Planters

Making a container garden is a simple and easy way to incorporate beautiful plants and flowers in your limited space. Whether you’re decorating a front porch, back lanai, or small indoor apartment space, you can absolutely have beautiful greenery and colorful flowers all around you. At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we have everything you need to create container gardens of various sizes, shapes and colors. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind when designing your own balanced container garden. 


Your container garden should feature one specific, eye-catching flower that stands in the spotlight. Maybe it’s taller than the rest of the plants, like purple fountaingrass, or maybe it brings color and fresh scent, like stalks of lavender. Whichever type of show-stopper you choose for your centerpiece, be sure you love it. If it thrills you, it’s bound to thrill others as well. 


The next step in creating your container garden is a new level just below your thrilling eye-catcher from the last step. In the fill step, you’ll want to feature plenty of filler greens and plants that take up space, add color and do not compete with the height of your thrill plants. Full, leafy flowers like begonias, asters, petunias, or coral bells make great fillers. These annuals should cover any gaps in your design and bring your favorite colors into the mix.


Finally, the crowning achievement of your container garden will be the beautiful trailing pieces spilling out over the edges of your container. The overflow of beautiful greenery or even colorful flowers can add depth and structure to your container garden. Feature trailing rosemary, sweet potato vine or gorgeous ivy to bring attention to your garden all the way around. 

Following these steps can help you create a dynamic container garden you’ll be proud to display in and around your home. When a full garden isn’t possible, or a bare porch needs a facelift, try creating your own container garden instead. For more ideas about what to include in your container garden, talk to the experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale. We’ll be happy to share our favorite pieces with you and help you know what will work with your specific space.