Dress up your deck with this gorgeous flower combination for full sun.
I like to think I have a green thumb.
I even have a Pinterest board with the same name. I’d love for you to follow me!
Now I am not an expert gardener or anything, but I am pretty good at picking out plants and making them grow. There is even a 30 foot oak tree in front of my parents house that I planted from an acorn when I was a kid. My Dad didn’t want to give me the pot and the dirt because he thought it would never grow in the Florida heat. But it did and we eventually put it in the ground and it took off. True story. See... green thumb...
I’m not planting many trees these days but I do plant a vegetable garden and I pick out some flowers for the pots around the house. My deck boxes turned out really good this year (At least I think so!!), so I thought I’d share.
Make sure you have a mainly sun location for this combination of superbell petunias, angelonia, sweet potato vine, bacopa. I love this combo for the bright colors and interesting foliage combinations. My hummingbirds really seem to love the angelonia so I keep planting it year after year!
Superbell petunias- cut them back mid summer so they will not get to stringy late summer.
Sweet potato vine- This will spread easily down the front of the pot through the summer. I LOVE it’s bright green color to contrast the other dark leaves.
Bacopa- I’m sort of obsessed with these little flowers. They look like little daisys! They will cascade down the front of the pot. I try to guide some of the flowers down the back of the deck box and through the petunias.
Angelonia- My favorite **thriller** plant! It gets tall through the summer. Hummingbirds love the flowers.
**The standard formula for potted plants is a thriller (a tall plant in the center or back), a filler (something mid level to fill out the pot), and spiller (a plant that will cascade down the pot.)**
Also try my Herb Tower project...
... and check out my gardening page!
Do you have a green thumb?
Do you have a favorite plant?
Do you have any gardening tips or favorite plants?
Cathy kelley says
For the deck boxes how many of each plant per box should I go buy
which Plant Nursery have Angelonia plant in india , plz suggest if you know
Ginny Fox says
Need the name of your great plant nursery again. This time I'll write it down where I can find it!! Thanks so much!
BB Barns 🙂
Not a problem at all.
Haha! I bet they were pretty while they lasted!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
Your flowers are so beautiful! I actually put some flowers in my flower box this year. They may or may not be dead now : /