Webinar: Container Planting Basics

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We welcome back Shannon Fitzpatrick (Sloat assistant manager and plant expert), to talk through and demonstrate how to put together a container. This webinar will cover basic steps as well as how to combine plants and ongoing care. This is a terrific class for beginner container gardeners as well as anyone that needs a refresher.


The blue “shade” pot had:

  • Dianella Cassa Blue
  • Senecio Dusty Miller
  • Heuchera Purple Rain Forest
  • Glechoma Variegata “Creeping Charlie”

The terra cotta “sun” pot had:

  • Leucadendron Salignum Chief
  • Lomandra Tropic Belle
  • Bulbine Frutescens Yellow Form
  • Echeveria Elegans Grey Red
  • Festuca Elijah’s Blue
  • Lysmachia Creeping Jenny Green


1. The 3 “ill’s” of Container Designing

  • Thrill
  • Fill
  • Spill

2. Is This a Fling or a Lifetime Commitment?

  • Like It, Love It, Gotta Have It
  • Annual v. Perennial

3. Choosing the Correct Sized Pot

  • These plants are gonna GROW!
  • Depth and width: equally important

4. Choosing the Correct Plants

  • Sun vs. Shade
  • “Full” size potential
  • Soil type
  • Watering needs

5. Let your inner artist, out 🙂

  • Don’t be afraid to mix-it-up!
  • Plants only have to have “like needs”

6. How to Water

  • Looooooong deep soaks, less often 🙂
  • Pruning and “Re-potting”
  • Better for you, better for the plants
  • Add, Remove, Replace, Repeat.


Supply List

  1. Gloves
  2. Plants
  3. Pots
  4. Potting Soil
  5. Keeper Stopper
  6. Fertilizer

Curious if we have your favorite plant or product in stock? Call one of our locations directly and we'll be happy to check.