Garden Urns come in many varieties. They are super fun to plant. Generally they have a drainage hole in the bottom. If this is not the case a layer of pebbles about one inch thick will suffice. If the receptacle is narrow and deep we recommend you line the vessel. You can purchase a coir liner at the nursery. You decide how you wish to cut and shape it. So pull it apart and create your own form. It helps to keep the soil from escaping into the base of your urn. And further, we recommend you use a plastic grocery store bag to line it with. Poke holes in the plastic. You can cut the bags to work for your size urn. No need to bunch it together. Just toss what you will not need. Adding this plastic bag is so important fir water retention. Then add some soil to about half way. We recommend you discard a good bit of the root system of each plant. Start filling your urn with the plants you have chosen. You can get more plants in the urn if you pull away some of the root ball. Don’t worry, your plants will grow better if the root systems are not too crowded. And frankly crowding them a little once the root ball has been thinned out, will present a beautiful full urn display. Place one dominant plant in the center working around it with smaller plants and around the perimeter of your urn opening is the best spot for trailers (Ivy; green and verigated, Creeping Jenny, Alyssum, phlox, etc). Insert pockets of fresh soil as you place and turn your urn. If the soil spills over it’s ok. Once you first water the urn with a light spray, the plants and the dirt will settle.
If you are lucky enough to have Urns In you planter selection save enough money to really do them up nicely. They will present beautifully and will show so well in their appointed spot. Have fun with the project of planting your Urns They will thrill you with their beauty.
Good Afternoon…. We have completed the Urns project. A few days needed for the plants to settle. Pics will follow. Our homeowner is a fairly new resident of one year. Coincidentally she was a former customer of our store in Delray. Small world once we realized we actually know each other. She has asked us to continue into next week and recreate her garden beds. A new Holly tree was planted at the corner of her property by PFX last year in early fall. During this planting project considerable damage to the Ivy bed that surrounds this tree took place. It just never grew back very well after the crew planted the new tree. Frankly the Holly needs a cleared area in which to grow. It’s being choked. So we are going to clear the entire bed and the Ivy is coming out. We will do some transplanting, trimming of existing bushes, edging/defining the beds and adding some new perennial blooming plants for the cleaned up beds. We estimate about six to eight hours for this new project. We will begin next week. Happy to help this lovely end unit, in this strip of homes to look so much nicer. We love new projects. Hazzah!