Container Gardening: Thriller, Filler, Spiller

April 12th, 2012

One of my favorite things to do each growing season is fill the several planters on the front porch and around the yard.  I have a few that are larger in scale and lend themselves well to a grouping of plants in a single pot.  Just as decorative objects on display in the home look better in odd numbers, plants arranged in a trio look equally beautiful.  In container gardening, the technique is called the “thriller, filler, spiller” and its application never fails to create an interesting yet harmonious container.

The showy centerpiece or “thriller” grows tall and proud, the “filler” flowers up next to it provide fullness and complement the main attraction, and the “spiller” creeps out of the pot towards the ground to create one full and lush container.

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A Fun Diversion

April 11th, 2012

Hello all, I was browsing around the Better Homes & Gardens site today and stumbled across a Color Personality Quiz – have you taken it yet?  I dived right in and answered the 8 Questions asked.  What's Your Color Personality


Funny how my answer was no big surprise. 

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For a fun diversion, take the quiz right here and tell me, what’s your color personality?   Would love to hear all the different answers!