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Outdoor Christmas Garden

Outdoor Christmas Garden

Outdoor Project

Step 1: Choose a 12-in. container with drainage holes & fill about 2/3 with Dr. Earth's Pot of Gold Potting Mix and add in a 1/4 cup of Dr. Earth's Root Zone starter fertilizer.

Step 2: Add plants according to the diagram below, beginning with the upright Rosemary.

Step 3: Add more soil, covering the root balls & filling any gaps between the plants.

Step 4: Carefully push branches into the soil around the rosemary.

Step 5: Insert cedar bow clippings in-between pansies.

Step 6: Water thoroughly

White pot planted with upright rosemary, white snapdragons, red pansies and accented with greens


A - Upright rosemary

B - White snapdragons

C - Red pansies or violas

Planting diagram for outdoor Christmas container garden

Care Instructions

Place your Christmas garden outdoors in an area that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Feel the soil several inches deep. If it's dry, it's time to water.

Shopping List

  • 1 - Upright rosemary 4-inch, plant (A)
  • 2 - White snapdragons 4-inch, plant (B)
  • 3 - Red or white pansies or violas 3.5 inch, plant (C)
  • 3 - Bag Dr. Earth's Pot of Gold Potting Soil
  • 1 - Bag Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer
  • 1 - Decorative branches
  • 1 - Bunch Cedar clippings
  • 1 - 12-14 inch white container with drainage holes