Gardens - Container Gardening

Bright whites in a strawberry pot

By
Christine Hanlon
Photography by
Mark Burstyn

Create a multi-tiered, monochromatic look with a selection of white bloomers


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Putting it together
Step 1: Select a container with adequate drainage holes and cover with a piece of landscape fabric (available at garden centres) to prevent the soil from washing out of the bottom.

Step 2: Fill the bottom of the pot with an all-purpose potting mix until it fills the lowest openings. Place the lobelias and bacopas into the lowest pockets (you may have to divide the plants to fit), and pack the soil around the roots.

Step 3: Repeat this process, working upward, until all of the pockets are filled. Plant the top of the pot with angelonias, nicotianas and petunias in the centre and more of the trailing plants, including verbenas, along the container’s edge.

Step 4: Water well and rotate the pot every few days to provide the plants with equal sun exposure.

Strawberry pot, Sheridan Nurseries; plants,Sheridan Nurseries,The Home Depot,  Loblaws.

 

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