We have containers of all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors for indoor and out
Pots of flowers have long been a focal point for curb appeal on a front porch and conversation starters at the neighborhood patio party. With so many options in color, size, shape, and design for indoor and outdoor decor, we thought giving you a few design ideas may help in choosing what works best for you.
Design your Style
What brings you joy and brightens your day? Consider a theme or reason for use.
• Edibles – vegetables, herbs, and flowers, from seed or starter plants
• Miniature garden – playful, creative for all ages
• Perennials – variegated, striped and dotted foliage and tall grasses can be planted in the yard later
• Annuals – so many options make it fun to change out seasonally for different looks
• Succulents or sedums – easy maintenance
• Holidays and sports teams offer complimentary colored themes for party pots
• Pollinator plants attract butterflies and birds for easy entertainment
Choose your Container
Whether you want an architectural feature in your landscape design, a pop of color on the deck, or a convenient place to grow your own herbs and veggies, there is a container for your need. We have lightweight resin and plastic as well as terra cotta. Ceramic pots come in many sizes and colors, adding art to your design. Concrete and cast iron can be left outdoors year round.
All plants require good drainage for the plants to be successful. If you fall in love with a pot without drainage holes, there are a few things you can do to help your plants survive. If it is a larger pot, try inserting an Upsy Daisy so that you create a space under the soil for the water to go. For smaller pots, you could add a layer of pea gravel under the soils so there is a place for the water to go. In both cases, you should try to keep your pots without drainage holes under a protected area so they don’t get a deluge of water when it rains.
Is the spot sunny or shady where your containers will be? Knowing how many hours of sun hits the container helps narrow your options for plants. It is also important to use good potting soil and check the soil for watering frequency. Plants in pots tend to require more watering. Fertilizer can be added for extended healthy growth through the season. Pick your favorite site-appropriate plants and follow the thriller-filler-spiller formula for the best design.
• Thriller – focal point with height
• Filler – mid-size for volume, compliment the thriller color and contrast in texture
• Spiller – cascade to soften the edges and unify the overall design
Need some help getting started, or want the convenience of grab-and-go? Pick up stunning creations ready to go in both Aurora and Naperville, or call 630.355.4000 and ask for our design staff to create a custom design.