Creating eye-catching flower containers for my garden was easier than usual this summer, thanks to an assortment of Hort Couture plants I was asked to test this growing season. Come look at the results.
Early in the summer, Hort Couture asked me to test four different plant combinations, which arrived already arranged into six-packs of different container designs.
The vivid colors, textures and shapes were already creatively combined to make a visually exciting design. All I needed to do was add good quality potting soil, organic fertilizer and some cute containers.
It couldn’t have been easier really. I simply followed their instructions. Within a month, the plants had already grown well into their containers.
Dark dramatic colors create contrast with pale yellow daisy-shaped flowers in this simple arrangement. Featured are Coleus ‘Black Jack;’ cheerful yellow Argyranthemum ‘Primrose Path;’ and blue Scaevola ‘Top Model.’ All grow well in sunny conditions, although the coleus tolerates sun and shade.
Pinks, orange and yellow flowers and foliage create this romantic container that thrives in sun and partial sun. Shown above are light-pink Diascia Diva ‘Red’ interspersed with golden Bidens Flare ‘Gold Elf;’ and multicolored Coleus ‘Smallwood Driveway.’
Pinks, purples, whites and blacks are featured in this jute container I’m testing from Easy Gardener. Three types of petunias are shown above, including ‘Tickled Pink;’ ‘Tropical Blue;’ and white ‘Marshmallow.’ Filling in the crooks and crannies of this container are trailing Ipomea ‘Blackie; and wispy Euphorbia ‘Hip Hop’ and Lobelia ‘Deep Navy.’
This plant combination (which is actually two different six-packs of plants) thrives in sun to partial shade. In the hottest climates, grow these plants in partial sun for the best results. This jute container needs plenty of water during summer days. I found myself watering well twice a day, and the sweet potato vine (Ipomea) still looked a bit parched on particularly hot days.
Learn more about these great flower combinations from Hort Couture.