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Japanese Maple, Hostas, and Purple Hearts in a pot

6 Summer Container Recipes

There's no better way to refresh your front porch, back patio, or flowerbeds than by creating colorful, textural, seasonal pot-ups. We've put together six pot-up recipes that include some of our favorites to add pizzazz and personality to your summer. 
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Diagram of a Potup Recipe

Radiant Potup Recipes

We've created some container recipes for you that will shine for months to come. Planting in containers is a fun way to express your personality and provide pops of color throughout your landscape. Aside from the porch or deck, consider inserting potted  arrangements throughout your garden beds, nestled among shrubs. 

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Pot-Up Recipe

Pot-Ups with Mediterranean, Native and Waterwise Plants

When it comes to container recipes, the options are endless. Consider including California natives, along with plant varieties that thrive in our Mediterranean climate, or are waterwise. You’ll reap the benefits of local pollinators in your garden and the plants you select will feel at home and flourish in their new space. 
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Coneflower 'Cheyenne Spirit'

Summer Container Recipes

Create stunning combinations using our thriller, filler, spiller recipes as a guide. You can adjust for quantities to fit the pot you select. We've created combos with water and sunlight needs in mind, as well as colors and textures that play well together.
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Succulent Bowl Project

Summer Series V, The Art of Succulents

Succulent projects are popular for good reason—they come in so many varieties, they don’t require a lot of care, and they are versatile enough to play with the most creative gardener.
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Pollinator friendly plant combination in a container

Playful Pollinator Paradise

Playful Pollinator Paradise
An Instagram Live Event!
4:00pm on Friday, June 26 

We're going LIVE for our second Summer Series focusing on the pollinators, in celebration of National Pollinator Week. Mark your calendar and join us for a hands-on pollinator container garden, a lavender-honey cocktail, and special music provided by our guest DJ so you can plant, sway and sip.
Check the garden supply list to make sure you have everything you need to play along with us in pollinator paradise.
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Green pot filled with shade plants

Four Fall Pot-ups

"What can I plant in fall?" We get this question a lot. We’ve provided four fabulous fall recipes with varying sun requirements. You're not limited to planting these recipes in containers, as you can take these combinations and repeat them in a border as well.
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red white and blue flowers

Red, White & Bloom Pot-Ups

Celebrate the Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day holidays with one of our colorful container recipes. Plant one of these or cook up your own blend of fillers, spillers and thrillers in your favorite pot. Make sure grouped plants have the same light and water requirements. 

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