– annual plants that bloom in purple, white, and gold*
Step 1: If you wish to color-coordinate your container, you can paint* it. For mine, I chose to spray paint it in a deep purple. Make sure it is large container with drainage holes. I picked one that is 16-inches in diameter.
Step 2: Fill the container with a potting mix
up to the lower-lip line. Use a mix that is light and specifically designed for container plantings — e.g., not garden soil.
|my plant selections
Step 3: Select your annual plants in the flower colors of the movement. I chose three that are for full-sun lovers. You could also do a part-shade or full-shade plant combination, just be sure that the plants you pick all like similar growing conditions.
Step 4: Take your annuals out of their pots and rough up/loosen the bottom roots a bit so they will spread out into the potting mix once planted. Then, plant them in a triangle pattern in the pot.
Step 5: Water them in well and place the plants in a spot where they will get their required hours of sunshine.
These plants will continue to grow and fill out the container over the coming weeks. I plan to share a few photos here of that progress. Bookmark this page to check back here in a month or so.
*Tip: Be sure to spray over and inside the container lip, so the interior color is covered as well.
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