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3 tips for creating a container of fabulous flowers. Just one pot can boost your mood

Don't be afraid to create a DIY container garden full of flowers. There are no rules! Whatever plants you pick will help brighten your days and lift your mood. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares three tips for a stunning pot of flowers.

Hanging potted plant
Just one pot of plants can boost your mood
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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Containers or pots filled with plants and flowers can be good for the soul and boost your mood. Research from Rutgers University shows even just one flower can make you happier, get you to be more social and may even help improve your memory.

All you need are three types of plants for a fabulous pot of flowers.

  • Thriller. Thriller plants are tall and make a statement.
  • Filler. Filler plants take up space between the top of the thriller and the pot.
  • Spiller. Spiller plants drape over the sides.

The container pictured in this article contains flowers that need sun. A pink geranium is the thriller, trailing petunias are the filler and dichondra (which is hidden in the pic) is the spiller.
Some plants need lots of sun, others need shade, so consider location before you buy.

Dig in and plant a pot of joy!

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Follow the  Health Fusion podcast on  Apple,   Spotify and  Google podcasts. For comments or other podcast episode ideas, email Viv Williams at  vwilliams@newsmd.com. Or on Twitter/Instagram/FB @vivwilliamstv.

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