By Claire Josephson, Brand Manager, Wave Petunias
Photographs courtesy of Wave Petunias
The best part about a sleepy garden during the winter is the chance for “spring dreaming.” If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next container combos, here are seven mixed- and mono-patio planters to explore in the new year.
Portable Flowers and Herbs
A pot with both flowers and herbs can be grown in small spaces with ideas like this! Place your plants in a fruit stand you can find at your local kitchen supply store. Add a coco liner to hold soil and moisture, and then place your right-sized, multi-use “garden” in a sunny place on your patio or balcony. It’s both pretty and useful!
Breathe in the soft scents of lavender and basil while admiring the calm, crisp white petunias. This is a combo meant for mental health and relaxation, but it’s also classy and elegant, too.
Punch-up your hanging basket game by adding a beautiful, full-trailing element like dichondra. This is a gorgeous, cascading plant that comes with dramatic silver or emerald hues to complement your colorful petunias. Watch it trail up to three to four feet long!
It’s gardening meets fashion! Ombre has been on-trend for a few years now, and it doesn’t show any sign of phasing out. Why not use this trend in your planters? Pictured here is a three-tiered planter (from the dollar store!) that adds easy height elements to create this look. Choose three colors in complementary tones from light to dark. Here we’ve used Easy Wave Violet, Easy Wave Plum Vein, and Easy Wave Silver.
Flowers and Veggies and Herbs
Have your plants and eat them, too! While petunias aren’t edible, you can plant them alongside veggies and herbs to make a beautiful and edible combo. We’ve chosen Genovese Basil for height, a container-friendly spicy pepper for zip, and spreading Easy Wave Red for a pop of color.
Pretty in Pink
There is no shortage of pink when it comes to our Easy Wave series of petunias. Select your favorite pink shades, and then mix them in with other sun-loving pink plants like geraniums, angelonia or pentas!
Wild and Wonderful
While this isn’t a combo, we can’t help but feature these Shock Wave Purple Tie Dye petunias for their artsy and wild pattern. Put them in a fun planter you’ve painted yourself for a modern and unique aesthetic. Make it your conversation piece in the garden!