We bought these two urns earlier this week.
I planted them exactly the same using these plants:
and one Tropicana that I removed from one of the 49 planters we brought out yesterday. Yes, I stored 49 planters over the winter. Here are three of the larger ones--I removed the Trops from the round one.
Here is the free Tropicana that I used to begain this combination planter.
Here's my Thriller, Filler, Spiller recipe:
1 Tropicanna - Free (would cost about $20 to buy one Tropicana from a place like Home Depot) - Thriller- you have to use your imagination as there is no thrill yet...Give it a few weeks and the big striped leaves will begin to fill the area.
1 Purple Fountain Grass - $5-filler (also a mini thriller in my humble opinion)
1 Asparagus Fern $1.88-spiller
1 feather-leaf coleus $1.88-filler
1 Purple Heart $1.88-filler
1 Sweet Potato Vine - 'Bright Ideas Rusty Red' - $5.00-spiller - (I splurged on this because I have never seen this variety. I could have used 'Blackie' for $1.88, but I like the rusty red of this one)
1 Trebbiano Dahlia Tuber - $7.50-filler
1/2 bag of Miracle Grow Potting Soil - $5.00
This is the feathery coleus which had no name on the container:
I really like it intertwined with the asparagus fern.
I hope it survives. I have a lot of plants in these containers. It will be survival of the fittest!
Here is a close up of one planter, which looks nothing like what I envision them to be.
See the big bare spot in the back? That's where the "thriller" plant is.
Very soon that little shoot will look a lot like this:
Yeah, it really does take a ton of faith to be a container gardener on the cheap!
Ye of little faith--just wait until you see these in late July. I am pretty sure they are going to have at least four feet of gorgeous foliage/flowers reaching toward the sky. At least that's my plan............
I had a few Bells of Ireland seeds left over, so I stuck some in both planters.