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DIY
10 Minute
Pansy Container

Full to Partial Sun Project

Step 1

Choose a container with an opening that is at last 12-14 inches wide. Use a pot with a drainage hole for best watering practices.

Place a Keeper Stopper screen cover over the drainage hole first to prevent dirt from spilling out. Fill about 2/3 of the container with Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Potting Soil.

Pot filled with potting soil

Step 2

Mix 3/4 of a cup of Dr. Earth's Root Zone organic starter fertilizer. This helps prevent transplant shock and gives new plants a jumpstart on growth.

Place the ornamental cabbage in the center of the container as the centerpiece.

ornamental cabbage planted in a pot

Step 3

Place the snapdragons in the back behind the ornamental cabbage as the "thrillers".

ornamental cabbage with yellow snapdragons in a pot

Step 4

Add more potting soil around the roots of the cabbage and snapdragons so that the remaining smaller plants won't sink too far down into the pot. The top of all the plants' rootballs should be level in the pot.

Plant the pansies around the larger plants as "fillers".

flowering pansies being added to a pot with ornamental cabbage and yellow snapdragons

Step 5

Add the creeping jenny as the "spiller" close to the container edge.

Fill in any spaces with potting soil as needed and then water. Water at the soil level (never overhead - this encourages disease). When water starts to drain from the bottom, stop and let the pot drain completely. You're done!

fall container garden with pansies, creeping jenny, ornamental cabbage and snapdragons

Shopping List

  • 1 - Ornamental Kale or Cabbage, 8 Inch Pot
  • 2 - Snapdragons, 4 Inch Pot
  • 5-7 - Pansies, 4 Inch Pot
  • 1 - Creeping Jenny, 4 Inch Pot
  • 1 - Bag of Dr. Earth Pot of Gold Potting Soil 1.5 Cu. Ft.
  • 1 - Bag of Dr. Earth Root Zone organic starter fertilizer 4lb.
  • 1 - Package Keeper Stopper (Screen to cover drain holes)

Care Instructions

Feel soil several inches down twice a week. If the soil feels dry. It's time to water. If the soil feels moist, do not water and check again the following day.

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