Put “Petal to the Metal” to Create an Easy Plant Container

Bold foliage in large containers makes for a great contemporary container design. Using an inexpensive galvanized metal pot to start with, you can fill it in no time and create a great look that works equally well in urban or country gardens!

Marianne Binetti gives you step-by-step instructions for putting “Petal to the Metal!”  She shows us how to mix and match interesting foliage colors and textures to create fantastic containers.

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Galvanized metal containers are simple and inexpensive.

 

corks as planter mulch

Wine corks work really well as a mulch for a decorative container, as long as you’re not in a windy area.

 

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Marianne Binetti shows how a mix of foliage shapes and textures can add interest to any container

 

Marianne Binetti loves sharing her garden knowledge with her readers and listeners!

Marianne Binetti loves sharing her garden knowledge with her readers and listeners!

Northwest horticulture expert and syndicated columnist Marianne Binetti is the host of Dig In® Seattle, and the author of several gardening books. She also blogs for Lowes Creative Ideas and Plantersplace.com

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One Response to Put “Petal to the Metal” to Create an Easy Plant Container

  1. Sylvie May 1, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    I absolutely love this look. I’d add some king tut grasses for an even edgier look.
    thanks for the suggestions

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