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Create Beautiful April Pots: The Ultimate Thriller, Filler, Spiller Guide

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Create Beautiful April Pots with the Thriller, Filler, Spiller Formula


Add instant color and beauty to your garden with stunning container displays. Our simple “Thriller, Filler, Spiller” formula will help you create gorgeous pots every time.

Thriller Plants

These are the stars of your pot, providing color and impact. Choose plants with striking flowers or foliage, like:

  • Hyacinthus orientalis (blue, pink, or white flowers)
  • Lamprocapnos spectabilis (bleeding heart with pink-red flowers)
  • Fritillaria imperialis (orange bell-shaped flowers)
  • Tulips (various colors)

Filler Plants

Fillers make your display look fuller and more interesting. Choose plants with similar colors to your thriller or opt for contrasting shades. Some good options include:

  • Polypodium vulgare (fern with ladder-like foliage)
  • Campanula portenschlagiana (ivy-like leaves)
  • Euphorbia epithymoides (cushion spurge with yellow flowers)
  • Myosotis sylvatica (forget-me-not with blue flowers)

Spiller Plants

Spillers soften the look of your pot and hide bare compost. They also fill in gaps. Try these varieties:

  • Phlox subulata ‘McDaniel’s Cushion’ (pink flowers)
  • Sedum brevifolium (tiny succulent foliage)
  • Carex elata ‘Aurea’ (bright yellow leaves)
  • Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’ (silvery-grey leaves)

Tips for Success

  • Use at least one plant from each category.
  • Choose complementary or contrasting colors.
  • Consider the height and shape of each plant.
  • Plant your bulbs in the fall for spring blooms.
  • Follow our formula for stunning April pots that will brighten your garden.

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