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How to Plant a Container Garden


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You don't need a green thumb or a big backyard to create an eye-catching display that's anything but garden-variety. "Just keep in mind three words—thriller, spiller and filler," says Colleen Maiura, Lowe's outdoor living expert. To balance proportion in a pot, combine a tall plant (thriller), a trailer that cascades over the edge of the pot (spiller) and a medium-size plant to add fullness (filler). Go for a mix of colors, textures and foliage types. Here, we've featured magenta dracaena for height, primrose for color and English ivy to spill over the rim. And remember, there's power in numbers. A few large pots grouped together in a corner or at an entry rather than a scattering of small ones make an artful impact.