Fall & Winter
Thrillers: They are the Star !!!! Bigger, dramatic plants or hard goods, that give height, interest, and are the big attention getters. They are usually tall, upright plants, with outstanding qualities: such as colorful foliage, or intriguing shape. Many thrillers are architectural appealing. At planting time, the thriller goes in the center of the pot … or toward the back if it is to be displayed in a corner or against a wall.
Fall & Winter
Fillers: Fillers are a wide variety of plants that add mass to the overall composition, and surround and weave through the thriller. Fillers play an important role, adding texture, color, and contrast ….. giving a pot a complete and full appearance. Use a mix of plants for the filler job. Use some with foliage interest and others with flowers.
Spillers: Spillers anchor the pot. The main role of a spiller is to cascade over the side of the container, softening its edges and adding color tumbling toward the ground. Choose spillers to echo or contrast with other plants in the composition.
Keep Scale in Mind: Be sure to consider the element of scale when selecting plants for your container. Try to group plants using fillers that are roughly between 1/3 and 2/3’s the size of the thriller. Also aim for contrasts in terms of color combination, texture, and shape.
Rosemary Swiss Chard English Ivy
Blue Point Juniper Flowering Cabbage Wire Vine
Euonymus Flowering Kale Asian Jasmine
OrnamentalGrasses Pansy Coloratus Eunonymus
Holly Violas Violas
Sedges Mums Honeysuckle
Twigs/ Painted or Plain Dusty Miller Trailing Junipers
Podocarpus / Japanese Yew