Tips for Designing Beautiful Planters

Looking for a way to add a nice touch of color and character to your outdoor areas? Why not create your own beautiful planter! It’s an easy project to tackle and the results will make you smile all summer long.

There is a simple trick we follow to designing beautiful planters – just remember “thriller, filler, and spiller!”

Thriller: These plants will make up the focal point of the planter. They should be tall, bold, and eye-catching. Tall ornamental grasses make great options or consider a blooming plant like dahlia, canna lily, or asters.

Fillers: These plants are bushy and colorful and help to fill in the space surrounding the thriller plants. Some options to consider include begonias, petunias, geraniums, gerbera daisies, and more.

Spillers: These plants will “spill” over the sides of the planter and add some personality to the overall design. Options to consider are sweet potato vines, ivy, bacopa, or trailing lobelia.

It’s important to keep in mind where you will be placing your planters. Whether it be full sun or shade, be sure to choose the appropriate plants that will work for you. Happy planting!

If you're ready to create your planter, feel free to stop by for all your supplies! We can help you decide on which "thrillers," "fillers," and "spillers" to utilize in your planter.