In the Garden: Late Spring Complicates Life in the Garden
The wacky spring weather has been challenging for gardeners, so they are opting for container gardens.
“We’ve had a lot of crazy weather this season,” said gardener Tracy Beaufeaux.
Some gardeners like Tracy, are taking the guesswork out of planting by using containers.
“It enables you to start your plants earlier, and move them around also you can move them around from shadier to sunnier spots,” she said.
If you want to make your container garden, Lynde plant guru, Donna Atallian says to start with good soil. Next, you pick your plants, using the “thriller, filler and spiller” technique.
Thrillers are plants with height. Spillers are plants that hang over the edge of a container. Fillers are generally placed in front of, or around the pot.
It’s also important not to put too many plants in a container.
“You don’t want to pack it too firmly around it, because the plants will feel like they’re growing in cement,” said the garden guru.
If you don’t feel like getting your hands dirty, you can always leave it to the professionals. Lynde’s offers several containers you can purchase that are already planted.