Spring Flowers: Thrillers, Fillers, Spillers

Spring is upon us and there’s no time to lose planting your spring flowers. Whether you live in a house, condominium or apartment, thrillers, fillers, and spillers add dimension, depth and height. From towering thrillers to lively spillers, you can create a lush look with several plant varieties. What’s more, by using trouble-free window boxes, planters and containers, your yard, patio or balcony will look vibrant and full in no time.

Window Flower Box - Fiberglass Supreme Window Box Planter

Thrillers, Fillers, Spillers

Thrillers are known for their towering height. For stalwart spring flowers such as Irises, Salvia, Coleus, even Daffodils, these varieties are popular. Our personal favorite is the Agastache, offering both economy and strength. Plus, their colors are robust even in the lighter shades. In the filler category, there are many varieties that create a lush, lively backdrop. Commonly chosen fillers include Impatiens, Baby’s Breath, Achillea, and Begonias. They provide both delicate color and lots of abundance. Our personal favorite is Achimenes, specifically the Harry Williams. They are easy to grow and provide full leaves with lovely blossoms. Some of the most frequently planted spillers include Sweet Potato Vine, Ivy Geranium, Creeping Jenny, and Vinca Vine. Our personal favorite is the Nasturtium. Nasturtiums provide full leaves and a tangy edible blossom. Nasturtiums come in a wide variety of colors, are hardy, and complement many thriller and filler plant favorites.

Container Gardening - Filler Plants

Container Gardening - Spiller Plants

Container Gardening - Filler Plants

Container Gardening - Fillers, Thrillers and Spillers

Shown Above (courtesy of Proven Winners):

Thriller – Angelface® Blue Summer Snapdragon Angelonia angustifolia

Filler – Supertunia® Bordeaux Petunia hybrid

Spiller – Illusion® Emerald Lace Sweet Potato Vine Ipomoea batatas

Putting Them All Together

Creating a well-endowed spring flowers planter is easier than you think. And finding the right window box, decorative rail planter, or patio planter is easy with a little help from Windowbox.com. Depending on space, aesthetic inclinations, and the rest of your outdoor design, we offer a few options below, with hundreds of other choices available on our website.

The Estate Collection

Our Estate Collection offers a wide variety of PVC window boxes and compatible patio planters. Made from lightweight and durable PVC, each planter box withstands the harsh elements without rotting or warping. The size ranges begin at 24” and extend to an ample 72”, with custom options available.

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Raised Garden Beds

Raised garden beds make perfect planter space for spring flowers. If you have a large yard, raised garden beds are terrific. Select between cedar elevated beds or more conventional raised, ground level beds manufactured with durable composite lumber. They are available in a variety of sizes to suit your space and design needs.

Garden Trug Planter - Cedar

Elevated Cedar Garden Trug Planter

Wooden Planters and Tubs

If you like the look of nature, check out our outdoor wooden planters and tubs. Made from insect-resistant redwood and cedar, they make great containers for grasses. Choose from wooden window boxes, over-sized slatted deck planters, and square or round planters.

Square Cedar Deck Planters

Cedar Deck & Patio Planters

Regardless of the plants you select, we have a wide variety of window boxes and planters to showcase your Spring arrangement. For additional information, please call 1-888-427-3362 or Email Us >>

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