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Easy as 1, 2, 3 -- Make your container sing this summer

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  • Get creative with your flowers by using a window box container. These beauties can be enjoyed from outside or inside your home. Check out the hydrangea sporting a bit of blue and pink.

    Get creative with your flowers by using a window box container. These beauties can be enjoyed from outside or inside your home. Check out the hydrangea sporting a bit of blue and pink.

  • A sumptuous example of the thriller-spiller-filler concept. Mix contrasting colors for added visual interest. Here, salvia provides the height and is the "thriller."

    A sumptuous example of the thriller-spiller-filler concept. Mix contrasting colors for added visual interest. Here, salvia provides the height and is the "thriller."

  • Container gardening is all about surprises. Check out the gorgeous reds tucked in with the bright yellows and robust purples.

    Container gardening is all about surprises. Check out the gorgeous reds tucked in with the bright yellows and robust purples.

  • You can mix in some edibles with your flowers for even more visual -- and epicurean -- interest.

    You can mix in some edibles with your flowers for even more visual -- and epicurean -- interest.

 
Presented by Lurvey Garden Center

Creating a plant container that will provide a pop of color and refresh any landscape is a simpler and faster project than you may think. It takes only three components to create a container that will make your outdoor living space the talk of the block.

Thriller

A thriller is the main attraction for your arrangement, the eye-catching flower or captivating plant that brings your container to life. Make sure to pick a colorful thriller that complements your spiller and filler, but remember that the thriller is what will set your container apart, so have fun with it!

Filler

A filler is a less eye-catching, more dense plant that fills the empty spaces in your arrangement and adds texture and depth to your container.

You can mix in some edibles with your flowers for even more visual -- and epicurean -- interest.
You can mix in some edibles with your flowers for even more visual -- and epicurean -- interest.

Too much filler can take away from the more colorful parts of your arrangement and too little filler can leave too much empty space in the container, so make sure to play around with it to find what's right for your container and your design.

Spiller

A spiller is a plant that spills over the side of the container and often touches the ground. This component enhances the natural look of the arrangement, fills out the container and makes the container look more "rooted" to the ground where it sits. A spiller makes it look like you've put a lot of time and effort into growing a luscious plant that cannot be tamed, without actually putting in that kind of time and effort.

If you're having trouble developing a container that fits your vision on your own, Lurvey Garden Center provides custom containers that you can build alongside a professional. You can build a custom arrangement with your choice of container, plants, color palette, and even garden art with the help of one of our designers. Start designing and building a container that will redefine and refresh your landscape today!

Sponsored by Lurvey Garden Center. For more information, call (847) 842-7411 or visit online at www.lurveys.com/custom-containers.

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