Thanks to the recent chilly rains, my annual container planting chore remains unfinished. Visiting garden centers in search of just the right thrillers, fillers and spillers for the annual potted outdoor display is time-consuming in the loveliest of weather. Who wants to be dragging muddy flats and bags of dirt into the car in drizzly cold?
With the rain outlook a bit better than last week, I am planning final visits to a couple of garden centers in the next few days. At least these May showers have given me some time to study the container designs of the homeowners on the three RVA Historic Garden Week of Virginia tours. In doing so, several themes have emerged.
Classic Green and White
RVA Favorite: Pink, Purple and Green
More Exotic Medleys
Winning Window Boxes
Adorning Vertical Spaces
Why Not …
All this inspiration has me rethinking my traditional green and white with splashes of pink pots, and I have already added a couple of evergreen thrillers to the mix. Maybe one day I’ll even be brave enough to try aubergine and orange – are you? That’s one of the beauties of container gardening: you can experiment every year without fear of making a lifelong commitment.
May 10, 2016