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Create more bang for your buck in flower pots, planters and hanging baskets by remembering to add a "thriller" to the center of the container.
Typically the "thriller" plant has been a large grass or other type of foliage plant. Get more bang out of your "thriller" by choosing a tall plant that flowers such as Angelonia.
Some of the new varieties available from Proven Winners have larger flowers than older varieties.
Angelonia is not your only choice as a "thriller." Try Buddelia (butterfly bush) or other small flowering shrubs. If you have a large container, you could even plant a Hollyhock as a "thriller," or give Delphiniums a try.
What ever your choice is, remember to have fun. Mix colors. Choose hot colors for instant wow or pick cool colors that soothe.
Once your "thriller" plant is chosen, remember to choose a trailing plant and a filler plant for maximum effect.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|