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Thrill, Fill and Spill rule

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Thrill, Fill and Spill rule

Postby countrychic » Jul 09, 2008 1:59 pm

This is new to me, as is container planting, maybe you know it already, but I was watching Cityline yesterday, and the guest gardener, Frank Ferragine, said the rule about container planting is Thrill, Fill and Spill.

The thrill is the center piece, something tall and striking, like cannas, or that spiky plant. The fill is the stuff around it, like petunias, and the spill is something that drapes downwards like a potato vine.

I found this a good rule. Now I know what my container is missing!
Thought I would share.
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Postby sunkeeper » Jul 09, 2008 4:55 pm

Wow thanks for the tip! thrill, fill and spill! Thanks Lorraine
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Postby Lizzie » Jul 09, 2008 6:01 pm

I like that guy... I've heard them call him Franky Flowers. :P His cute, simple, no snobbery approach is great. Thanks for sharing his container tip.
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Postby evepet » Jul 11, 2008 9:59 am

I've definitely got the 'fill' & 'spill' thing going on .... not sure that the 'thrill' always works as I'd planned in my containers! :lol:
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