When the summer heat really comes, many gardeners prefer to sit in the shade and enjoy the garden instead of sweating to maintain the garden. However, one task that many of us don’t mind is to water and fertilize our containers. These potted gardens are easy to enjoy when relaxing on the porch or terrace, and-honestly-there are not a few eye-catching container gardens, and any outdoor entertaining area is incomplete.
In this video of horticulturist Monty Tang, the host Gardener’s world (Available at Britbox.com), you will learn how to plant pots that will be the focus of summer.
First, Monty put a few spoonfuls of compost at the bottom of the container. This helps the medium retain moisture and makes the annuals you grow richer, all of which are heavy breeders.
Next, Monty chose a “thriller” in which the plant would grow bigger and have an undeniably bold presence in the pot. This star usually anchors the design and determines which secondary plants you choose. For this energetic potted plant, Monty chose “Assam Orange” ginger, which has a rigid and upright habit and blooms with bright orange flowers in mid-summer to late summer.
Then Monti explained that you need to fill around the bottom of the ginger and choose plants that can hide the bare legs of the tropical thriller. For this design, he chose various hot colors of French red marigold.
Finally, you need to have some plants that will overflow the sides of the pot and help soften the edges of the pot. For this work, Monty chose some vibrant orange calibrachoa. The series of hot tones in this design ensure that it becomes the perfect focal point for the entire summer dog days.
‘Assam orange’ ginger (Pandan “Assam Orange”, Districts 7-9)
‘Disco Red’ French Red Marigold (marigold ‘Disco Red’, annual)
Callie® Orange Sunrise calibrachoa (Calibrachia Resume, annual)
Read more about designing magnificent container gardens here.
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