In the South, football is a religious experience. If you’ve ever visited the South during the fall, you have more than likely experienced two things: college football and the tailgating that precedes every game. To show respect for your favorite team in true, southern fashion, it is imperative that your home reflects the spirit of the game.
An easy way to incorporate your game day pride in your interior décor is with container gardens full of flowers sporting your team’s festive colors. Violas and Pansies are available in just about any color – making it easy for you to find the perfect match.
Fun items to help create this look:
- Galvanized trough/bucket
- Team pennants
- Team color pom-poms
- Violas and Pansies in your team’s color
This container is a tad bit larger than usual, about 5 feet in length and 2 feet wide, and could easily be done on a smaller scale.
First fill half the container with bark because during the cooler months your plant will not need as much soil to grow. Plus it will save money on buying all that potting soil. The bark will make the container somewhat lighter, but putting wheels on the bottom, like we do, is a great way to move them around.
Next fill the other half of the container with soil. I prefer to use potting soil for mine and it is definitely worth the extra cost. The better the soil, the better the overall look of the container.
Now it is time to select a color scheme that shows off your team spirit. For my example, I chose to create a container that represents Georgia’s red, white, and black pride. I used white flowers so to fully capture the Bulldog spirit I layered in some fun, game day pieces.
Tip: Repeat the same colors for the most impact
By using plants that come in larger pots you get instant gratification without the extra work. So as far as plants are concerned, the bigger the better! In a single line, place three of the White Cool Wave™ Pansy hanging baskets in the center of your container.
Fill in the empty spaces with the 1 gallon, or pint size, white pansies.
Lastly, for additional texture, fill in the empty spaces with white Snow Princess® Lobularia.
Tip: After arranging all of the flowers, be sure to add more soil around your plants so that they do not dry out.
For even more game day fun, we had a local sign maker create these awesome outdoor pennants that we screwed onto the top of stakes that we purchased from Home Depot. Then we finished off our containers with pom-poms and other fun flare.
Below are a few other game day containers we rallied up.
The perfect play for a container garden win with Yellow Cool Wave™ Pansies
To guarantee a floral victory – Penny Red blotch violas!
Hope your favorite team comes out victorious this season!