Potting Plants Update:
This is what the potted plants looked like after growing a while. Please excuse the grass that has also grown a while lol.
Potting Plants 5 Steps to beautiful lasting flower pots
I had the privilege of learning how to pot flowers properly from a professional gardener/landscaper himself. I learned a few things that I never would have known and this year I have the nicest flower pots that I’ve ever had!
Here are the 5 steps to potting plants that I learned from a pro:
1) Make sure to put something in the bottom of the pot to allow drainage
- plastic flower trays upside down
- plastic pots inside large pot
- styro foam chips
- gravel with no fine material
- you can use a combo of these if necessary
2) Pick a center piece, some colorful flowers and some plants that will trail over the edge
Center piece suggestions
- purple spike/green spike plant
- tall grasses
Colorful plant suggestions
Trailer plant suggestions
- creeping jenny
- potato vines
- wave petunias
†3) Use good potting soil. You can combine with peat moss or some manure as well
- fill the pot until full just below the edge of the pot
- make sure the soil is compacted before planting to avoid it settling when watering
- plant at proper depth – flush with the soil
4) Use a trowel or bare hands to open a hole for your plants
- make sure to back-fill around your plants to avoid air pockets around the roots
- make sure to plant so one plant won’t shade out another
- tall in the middle down to trailers along edge of pot
5) Fertilize and water heavily when done†potting plants
- a good granular slow release fertilizer to start or regular doses of miracle grow will work
- make sure the soil is saturated to begin with and keep it moist throughout the season
The flower pots including the cost of the pots themselves only cost $70.
You can price them out for any budget and will end up with beautiful flower pots.
I am very much looking forward to watching mine grow and fill out nicely.