Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions on how to update a container garden.
I saw the best thing yesterday when I was shopping at Lowe’s.
I have a container garden that desperately needs to be changed out. It looked great in the Fall, full of marigolds and coleus, but after getting frosted a few times and not getting deadheaded enough, the plants were looking pretty awful.
To this: (Yuck!)
My plan to update a container garden:
My plan was to go to Lowe’s and find some new Spring plants to stick in there. When I got there, there were beautiful geraniums and that was what I was leaning towards, but then I spotted their new display. I don’t know if this is new or if they’ve had this before, but I was so pleased to find this. It’s called Ready Refill and has an assortment of flowers all in one pot, ready to put right in a container. LOVE IT!
So, here it is next to my poor, pitiful container (Sorry, you can see our giant ceramic toad peering creepily from behind them. Here’s how we gave him a new look, too). There are white petunias and purple and fuchsia verbena. Nice and “Spring-y.”
It can just be transplanted straight from the pot into your own container as one big clump, but my container is pretty wide, so I separated the plants and spread them out. They filled in the container nicely, and it was so easy!
Here’s my finished garden. I think it looks great.
Video how-to from Lowe’s:
The tag that came on the pot had a QR code to watch a video on Ready Refill. Here is the video, if you’d like to see it. They literally just took the whole pot and put the whole thing, pot and all, inside a planter. Really can’t be any easier than that, but like I said, I like to spread mine out a bit more and I do have good soil in my container already.
So, I just wanted to share with you a simple way to update a container garden, to give a way-past-it’s-prime container planter some new life!
And it is as easy as putting the whole container into your pot, or you can do it like I did and replant them in your container.
Either way, it is a quick and easy way to bring some Spring to your space!
If you don’t have a Lowe’s near you, check your local nursery or even places like (affiliate link) Home Depot or Wal-Mart. Many sellers group plants and flowers like this in one pot for easy planting. I just happened to find this one at Lowe’s.
As you can tell, I love using container gardens! Here is another post I wrote about using container gardens: Tips for better container gardening.
Send me a picture if you do one as well. I’d love to see it!
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