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Pike Nurseries: Building basics for container gardens

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Container Garden Basics

Potting Soil
  - It's important to use a quality potting soil that allows for good drainage
Thriller, Filler & Spiller Plants
  - Thriller Plants: A tall and upright plant
  - Filler Plants: Medium size plants that "fill" in container garden
  - Spiller Plants: Plants that trail over the side of the pot

How Color Influences Container Gardens & Gardens
Use the color wheel as a guide to picking colors that work well together
Color Harmony
  - Analogous Colors
    -- Three colors which are side by side on the color wheel
    -- Example: green, yellow-green, and yellow
  - Complimentary Colors
    -- Any two colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel
          - Yellow-green and purple
          - Red and green
  Color Echoing/Repetition
  - Once you have your color theme echo those colors throughout the container garden
  - If you have a plant you love use it to create the rest of the container

This Weekend at Pike Nurseries
Potting Party Weekend
    - Bring an empty pot or pick on up at Pike Nurseries and we'll help you plant your container garden
Free Class
  - Summer Rose Care
  - This Saturday, July 13th at 10am at all Pike Nurseries' locations

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