Gardens - Container Gardening

Pretty in pink (and purple) containers

By
Christine Hanlon
Photography by
Mark Burstyn

Choose a monochromatic palette to make multiple arrangements that pop


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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: Partly fill your container with an all-purpose potting mix that contains fertilizer.

Step 3: Start with the Confetti Garden Purple Cleopatra mix and place on the left side of the container. Adjust the soil height so the tops of the root balls are just below the rim. Set the petunias and nemesia in the centre, followed by the verbena along the edge of the right side of the container. Add soil as needed, firming it around the root balls.

Step 4:
Water well and place in a sunny location.

Planters, HomeSense; plants, The Home Depot, Loblaws, Sheridan Nurseries; outdoor furniture, Andrew Richard Designs.

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