Are you itching to let your green thumb get creative, but are a little intimidated about tackling an entire garden?  If so, Quick Garden HALO may be the perfect solution for you.  Working with a smaller space (Halo is 32″ diameter and only 6 inches high) will allow you can play with colour, texture and dimension: making your HALO an extension of your personality. Quick Garden HALO is not your standard container, in fact as your garden flourishes, this container will seem like it disappears!  Unlike traditional containers, there is not even the need to add in drainage. The Quick Garden Systems, including the HALO are designed with the low maintenance gardener in mind.

Set a Good Foundation

High quality potting soil is the key for your gardening success. For sunnier spots or when frequent watering can be a challenge, use a product such as patio planter soil that has a water retaining polymer. Remember the soil not only provides your plants roots with some vital nutrients, but also ensures that the plant is getting the water that it needs. So for optimal gardening success, choose soils that were designed with containers in mind.

Thriller, Spiller and Filler 

When choosing your plants start with your focal point first.  Your focal plant or thriller plant is typically taller than the other plants in the container.   Some plant choices that add a wow factor are: Red star dracaena, Purple fountain grass, Sunflowers, Hibiscus, Delphinium, and elephant ear. When using the Quick Garden HALO, you have the added bonus of using a tree as the thriller with the Quick Garden HALO surrounding it.

Once your thriller is chosen, choose three to five complementary spiller plants. These are the plants that trail over giving dimension to your display.  Add in some delicate bacopa, creeping jenny, lobelia, perennial sedum, or for something a little more exotic like the tropical plant diplademia.

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The last step for selecting plants is to fill in the empty spaces. When choosing filler plants select upright plants that are shorter than your focal point.  Spice up your planter with some jalapeno pepper plants or oregano.  Add a splash of colour with osteosperum or tie in your tropical look with a caladium.

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It’s now time to plant! Once planted add in slow release fertilizer to ensure beautiful growth all summer long and than sit back and admire your living art work. With Quick Garden HALO, weeding becomes a thing of the past, giving you a garden that was designed for your enjoyment.

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