Tony Hill, manager of Hill's Gardens in Albert Lea --Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Magazine
Tony Hill, manager of Hill's Gardens in Albert Lea -- Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Magazine

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Finding the right combination

Published 10:26am Friday, June 21, 2013

The possibilities are endless for combination planters.

Just ask Tony Hill, manager of Hill’s Gardens in Albert Lea.

Whether you want to make an arrangement for your patio, deck or front entryway, Hill gives these tips:

• Use contrasting color and texture. Put a dark plant next to a light one, or put a delicate plant next to something more coarse.

• Size your plants. Don’t plant varieties that will get too big and overpower the planter.

• Plant something upright next to something trailing. This will create more depth.

• Don’t forget some plants like the sun and others prefer the shade.

“Have fun learning,” Hill said. “There’s no right or wrong way.”


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