By Jamie Durie
Oprah.com | January 01, 2006
Down Under designer Jamie Durie makes over Oprah's neighbors' balconies and shares his gardening tips and favorite flowers so you can give your own outdoor space a makeover.
How to Plant Your Own Flower Box
Choose a planter that matches your railing. Jamie covered a timber box in copper, so when it oxygenated, the patina would match Oprah's neighbors' green railings.
Put a little soil in the bottom of the planter.
Choose plants based on their shape. Jamie starts with a spillover plant called the bacopa.
Arrange your plants as you would arrange flowers. Jamie used volcano phlox and pink breast cancer geraniums.
Mix a little bit of sphagnum moss and some fabric around the base of the plant. That will help absorb all the nutrients in the water and keep them inside the soil.
Water once a week!
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