By Nicole W.
Summer officially arrives on June 20th! If you haven’t already brightened up your outdoor space with the vibrant colors of summer, then it’s about time! One of our favorite ways to add some color to the home is by creating gorgeous patio pots or container gardens overflowing with flowers.
At Matlack Florist, we have a large variety of pre-made container gardens for you to choose from, but for the DIY-ers out there, we thought we would share a little how-to just for you!
Step One: Choose Your Container
When choosing a container, be sure to pick one that has adequate drainage. Drainage is extremely important to plant health. If your container does not already have drainage holes, then drill them yourself if possible. If you prefer not to drill through your container, then you can create an area to hold excess water by laying a 2-inch layer of gravel before filling your container with potting soil.
There are many different materials available to fit your taste and needs. From terra cotta (1) to ceramic pots (2) and wooden containers (3) to wrought iron planters with coco liners (4), we carry a wide variety of options at Matlack Florist!
Step Two: Choose Your Plants
There are many things to consider when choosing an assortment of plants to put into your container garden.