What you’ll need
1 or more!
Mexican Heather (Cuphea)
Good Potting Mix
Stones Or Broken Pottery
Licorice Plant (Helichrysum)
Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
Choose your plants; some upright, some cascading, some good foliage.
Use stones to cover drainage holes in your planter (just so the potting mix doesn’t escape).
Add a bed of potting mix to hold your new plants up high - 2-3” is usually good for a window box.
Sprinkle in a little slow release organic fertilizer. (Read the packaging for the right amount.)
Begin to plant - gently slip the plants out of their nursery pots and set them in place.
TIP - tease out any overgrown roots to encourage new growth. Don’t be afraid to slightly break them.
Once plants are placed, fill potting mix into any open spaces up to 1/4” from top of the planter.
Don’t forget to water the planter well. (And when it’s sunny - water often!)
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