A shaded area is preferred. This design I also chose to use a couple of perennials. The pink flower is an annual called New Guinea Impatiens. Some say New Guineas can take the sun, actually they do better in light sun or very shaded afternoon sun.

Water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Use a water-soluble fertilizer to maximize the growth for the season.

Now for that squiggly stuff coming out of the plants. It’s curly willow branches. Curly Willow is a fast growing tree with cork screw looking branches. It is wonderful to use as an accent and to add curvature to a design. Sometimes it will root in the soil and bring additional life to the design.

Plans are available at the Container Design Potting Bench in the Greenhouse.

See you next week, Your container planter guru.