Partial Sun Project

Step 1: Choose a tall container with an opening that is at least 14 inches wide. Use a pot with a drainage hole for best watering practices.

Step 2: Fill about 2/3 of the container with Pike Potting & Container Soil. Place a coffee filter over the drainage hole first to prevent dirt from spilling out.

Step 3: Mix in 3/4 of a cup of Dr. Earth's Root Zone organic starter fertilizer. This helps prevent transplant shock and gives new plants a jumpstart on growth.

Step 4: Place the small arborvitae in the center/back of the container as the "thriller."

Step 5: Place the helleborus (aka lenten rose) and the purple leucothoe next to the arborvitae.

Step 6: Add more soil around the root balls of the larger arborvitae, helleborus and leucothoe so the remaining smaller plants won't sink too far down into the pot.

Step 7: Plant the pansy and the variegated pachysandra around the larger plants as "fillers."

Step 8: Add the carex grass as the "spiller" close to the container edge.

Step 9: Fill in any spaces with potting soil as needed and then water in everything. Water at the soil level (never overhead - this encourages disease). When water starts to drain from the bottom stop and let the pot drain completely. You're done!