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2020 is coming to an end (praise be!) and I think I can speak for everyone when I say, good riddance! 2020 was a complete bust, but luckily with the New Year comes new hope and happiness.
That’s right! At Plants in a Box, we’re all about optimism and we believe colour is the best way to spread the New Year cheer! So, without further ado, here are some simple ways to use potted colours to brighten up your 2021.
Potted colours are colourful flowering varieties (plants) sold as advanced seedlings in little grow pots, ready to plant. While they’re traditionally planted in containers or pots, these vibrant blooms also look amazing planted straight into the garden.
Right now you might be having flashbacks of granny’s garden, but we’re here to tell you potted colours aren't just for the over 60s! Potted colours are a delightful way to add a splash of colour to pots and gardens. They’re basically living floral arrangements and they are filling up our 2021 social feeds fast with their dreamy vibes.
Our plant nerds have rounded up the best of the best in potted colours. We’ve chosen a variety of vivid blooms that are fast growing and bursting with colour, so you can completely transform your balcony, deck or garden beds, backdrops into fields of flowers. The dreamier the better.
The list below includes a wide range of native and exotic flowers that will add instant impact. While we always encourage planting native, there’s no need to be a native purist. Feel free to get creative and combine native and non-native varieties to create unique floral arrangements.
You can create eye catching colour palettes by pairing complementary colours. For a cooler palette, opt for blues, purples and pinks and for warmer palettes, select reds, oranges and yellows. Otherwise, choose your favourite colour and then break out the colour wheel to find other colours to pair with it. White flowers are super versatile and can be used to complement any palette.
Most of our potted colours are fast flowering in their growing season (spring/summer). This means you can plant your colourful babies now and enjoy them in their prime throughout the festive season. Better yet, many of these varieties are also groundcovers, so they will keep spreading and act as wonderful fillers in the garden!
Planting potted colours is super simple! You just need to find a decent sized pot or container (like this one) with drainage holes and plenty of room for the plants to set down roots (we recommend at least 15cm deep).
Place the plants at the right height and then fill with more soil, finishing about 4cm from the top of the pot. Water your colourful masterpieces with seaweed extract after potting to encourage root growth and stellar blooms. Pro tip: use a premium potting mix to keep the soil moist between waterings!
Want some more inspo? Check out this video to see us whip up a beautiful potted colour arrangement.
If you’re planting potted colours in the garden, start by preparing the garden bed. Dig up the top layer of soil with a garden fork, mix through some slow release fertiliser and give the soil good water. Dig a hole for each plant about twice the size of its container so the top of the root ball is as the same height as the top of the garden bed soil.
Pack the soil back around the plants and water with a seaweed extract to help the roots and flowers grow. Pro tip: Another sprinkle of controlled release fertiliser on top will keep your flowers happy and healthy for months to come!
Here’s 6 quick reasons from the top of our head.
We sell plants by the pack, because when you buy 10 plants of one variety it’s quicker to pick and pack - saving us time and you money. When you buy from us, you’re effectively cutting out the wholesale and retail margin, allowing us to sell a premium plant for a fraction of the retail cost.
With best customer service team in the plant game, we have earned a 5 star reputation from independent feedback platform Feefo. We are realistic - sometimes things go wrong but we work hard to resolve it, even when it is not our fault.
Growing plants can be a bit daunting but with a bit of expert help you can grow a green thumb. Our phone number is front and centre because we are here to help!
Younger plants have a tendency to adjust in a new environment more rapidly than larger plants.
Digging holes is not that much fun! The good news is our plants require far less effort to plant for one simple reason - the holes are smaller.
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