Planting Your Garden Planters: 3 Ways

May 17, 2018

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Have you started planting your flowers yet? It’s officially that time of year, and if you haven’t started yet then we are here to help! We’re thrilled to partner with West Coast Gardens again to show you three ways to create a stunning spring planter. I chose three color themes — white, violet, and blush — that are lovely spring palettes to suit all kinds of tastes, complete with a shopping list of everything you need and a few tips from their expert garden master, Jason.

Below you’ll find not only pictures of our square 20×20 inch planter in three different color palettes with blooms and foliage but also a diagram of how to plant them and a shopping list to help you pick up what you need at either West Coast Gardens or your local nursery. This is simply a guide; feel free to switch out for different plants, but be sure to stick to size and height as this will change the overall look.

We also have some exciting news if you’re in the Lower Mainland area and are planning on doing some gardening this weekend. This weekend only, when you spend $300 or more at West Coast Gardens, you will receive 20% off your purchase!! Please use the code MH20 at the till. This offer is valid from Friday, May 18 to Monday, May 21.  This offer does not include moss baskets, custom orders, and furniture.

Also: The perfect little white dress for summer 


White Planter


Blush Planter


Violet Planter

We’d love to know what you’re planning for your garden this season. Are you going to give one of these planters a try? Which color combo is your favorite? We’re so grateful to our friends over at West Coast Gardens for their expertise and amazing eye for design. If you live in the Lower Mainland, you can find everything we used for this post (and more!) over at their shop.  (And if you’re too far to travel, check out their website. They have all kinds of tips, tricks and inspiration for creating the garden of your dreams!)

Download the planter guides & Shopping list here:

White Planter | Blush Planter  | Violet Planter

Helpful Tips From Jason:

1) Using a wood planter? Make sure you’re diligent about watering as the wood will absorb some of the moisture and the soil will dry up twice as fast.
2) Find a high-quality potting mix as it will retain water well and keep your plants hydrated.
3) Opt for a variety of plants in different heights to add interest. Play around with them to see what looks best. Remember the three basics for container gardening: Start with your “thriller,” then your “filler,” and finish off with your “spiller.”
4) Consider adding a water-soluble fertilizer to your watering can once a week. It’ll keep your plants looking healthy and fresh.
5) Looking for a one-and-done fertilizer? Opt for a slow release 14-14-14 one, which will give the plants enough nutrients to last the duration of the growing season.