Outdoor Living Landscape - Multi-Season Annual Planters

Posted by Christine Nelson on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Have you ever thought your outdoor décor was missing some accent piece, something that really stood out?  Consider adding planters to your outdoor living space.  Planters come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and materials.  They are also fantastic editions to a business storefront.  Your favorite annuals can be planted at the appropriate time and kept all season long or your planters can be changed out seasonally with your favorite annuals or decorations.  Yes, we said decorations.  Planters need not be limited to only plants.  Glass flowers, tall lawn ornaments and even decorations for specific holidays and seasons can be added to planters.  CM’s A Cut Above can assemble your planters in the current season and come back each season to change the contents. 

Making sure annuals get the water they need is vital.  CM’s can add a zone to your existing irrigation system for your planters.  The sprinkler line will run through the planter and will be completely concealed in your beautiful planter.  The irrigation for the planter can be set to its own schedule so your annuals will get the amount of water they need, when they need it.

These planters are great examples of the “Thriller, spiller, filler” technique.  Thriller plants stand up tall above the planter.  Spiller plants spill over the side of the planter.  Filler plants, fill in the gaps between the thriller and spiller plants.  Together, these plants create depth to the planter that is stunning and adds a wow factor to your landscape.

Planters- Thriller, Spiller, FillerPlanters- Thriller, Spiller, Filler

Bottom Left: This planter has incorporated various glass decorations into the planter to add visual interest. Bottom Right: This entryway showcases the variety of planter options, as well as beautiful holiday décor for the winter.

Annual Planter with glass decor Annual planter with winter decor


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