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One of the formulas I use for planting beautiful containers comes from an old version of Fine Gardening Magazine. They coined the saying ‘thrillers, fillers and spillers’ as a way of describing the types of plants to put together in order to create lush-looking combinations.
The ‘thrillers’ give the container height and can be either foliage or flowers but should make a statement. They are placed in the center of the pot if it will be viewed from all sides, or at the back of the pot if the back view is blocked.
The ‘fillers’ are medium-sized plants that will fill in the middle of the pot around the thrillers.
The ‘spillers’ are those plants that naturally will drape over the sides of the container.
Success Tip: Figure out how much sun your container will get before you buy your plants. That way you’ll know what types of plants to look for.
Now that you have the formula, click Next to see the step by step instructions for planting beautiful containers.