The Planter Recipe That Gives Back

May 20, 2019
crescent garden cup tall planter

Cup Tall Planter with plant recipe at The Country Barn Garden & Farm Market in Elkton, KY.

A display of blooming plants can give people so much delight throughout the growing season. Our Recipe for the month of May features a gorgeous Cup Tall Planter arrangement created to give back to nature’s pollinators, and beautify the outdoors.

Below is a diagram of the recipe:

crescent garden cup planter

All of the plants in this combo thrive under the full, hot sun. This Trudrop self-watering planter provides the right amount of moisture for days at a time, so you don’t have to worry about keeping your plants hydrated in the summer sun. Don’t be afraid to start with 4” plants when you plant up this combo. These plants are all fast growers and will fill in quickly; beautifully cascading over your planter.

crescent garden planter combo

Butterflies and hummingbirds love the nectar in the tiny flowers that the Sedum produces. Both the Lantana and Verbena are great attractions for pollinators. The constant bright yellow blooms from the Lantana, produce a nectar that is a delight for butterflies and hummingbirds alike.

crescent garden polinators

If you enjoy seeking out hidden treasures, you’ll find a few of those long, flowing strands of Carex grass, woven into bird’s nests. This plant combination is easy to grow, maintain, and is a fun way to give back to the ecosystem that supports you.


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