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Here is how to update a container garden. Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions.

Easy new way to change out your container garden

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Here is how to update a container garden. Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions.

 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.

From this:

Here is how to update a container garden. Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions.

To this: (Yuck!)

Here is how to update a container garden. Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions.

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!

Here is how to update a container garden. Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions.

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.”

Here is how to update a container garden. Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions.

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.

Here is how to update a container garden. Is it time to switch out those tired Fall plants for some fresh Spring ones? Here are step by step instructions.

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.


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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!

Happy planting!

~ Pam

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