How do I plant a mixed container?
Depending on your container size, choose at least 3 different plants: one for “height” another for “spill” and the third for “fill”. It is also important to select plants that have similar light and water requirements. It’s fine to plant close, side to side, but allow plenty of room for the roots to grow down. To avoid root rot, choose a container with drainage holes, or a container that allows you to add holes. Always use a good quality potting soil, never garden soil. When finished look at your container to make sure there are no holes. You may need to add more potting soil to ensure the roots are firmly surrounded soil. Make sure to leave enough space below the rim of the planter to prevent water from spilling over the edges. For best results, add Proven Winners Time Release Fertilizer. Water thoroughly, so that the soil is evenly wet.