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28 Container Gardens for Spring: Day 18

Porch perfect container garden

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!

Ingredients:
1. White Queen Caladiums – She is positively majestic! Tall, slender, and incredibly easy to grow.
2. Whopper Begonia – She will put on the biggest, brightest show for you come summer time.
3. Variegated Creeping Fig – She will really soften the edges of this container garden.

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Directions:
1. Fill your container with the best potting soil you can find. Stop just two inches below the rim.
2. Before planting, be sure to give your plants plenty to drink.
3. Start with your majesty, the white queen, and plant in the shape of a cross–a short, squatty cross, that is.

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

4. Add the creeping fig next.

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

5. Finish the cross shape by adding a whopper begonia on each side.

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

6. Give your container a cool drink.
7. Be sure to fertilize your container once every 2 weeks with a water soluble fertilizer.

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

 

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens
PHOTO COURTESY OF SARA MONTY PHOTO & DESIGN

This luscious container garden will last through summer, which is crazy to think about considering the fact that I am still counting down the days until spring. Just 10 more days!

Calling all porches! This shade-loving mix is just for you!  Ingredients: White Queen Caladiums, Whopper Begonia, Variegated Creeping Fig  by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Missed one of the days of our 28 Days of Spring Container Gardens? Catch up here…

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Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

Day Eight

Day Nine

Day Ten

Day Eleven

Day Twelve

Day Thirteen

Day Fourteen

Day Fifteen

Day Sixteen

Day Seventeen

Day Eighteen

Day Nineteen

Day Twenty

Day Twenty One

Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Three

Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Six

Day Twenty Seven

Day Twenty Eight

Photos: Sara Monty Photo & Design

Carmen Johnston
wirtten by: Carmen Johnston

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