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Poor Boy's Garden Center

7721 Old Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
(410) 668-7599
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Entrance Way Evergreens


Cool/classic or chic/contemporary, no matter what your style, you’ll always be proud of an entrance flanked with beautiful containers highlighting the just-right evergreen. In this case, “evergreen” doesn’t necessarily mean a conifer…many other shrubs remain green in the winter.

In addition to welcoming your visitors with a beautiful entrance, it’s easy to entertain them and show your style. Festively dress it to coordinate with the upcoming holiday. Use little bunnies in spring, patriotic flags for Memorial Day and Fourth of July, scarecrows in fall and tiny twinkling lights in the winter. All are easy to do, fun, and affordable. Why not try it?

If you’re not sure how to plant a container, try this simple formula: “Use a thriller, filler and spiller.” Thriller refers to the tallest, or showiest, plant. The fillers are the plants surrounding the thriller. The spillers are plants to grow over, and soften, the edge of the container.

Here’s a listing of “thriller” plants to consider for your door decor. We can make recommendations of dwarf cultivars of many of these plants. Dwarfs will take longer to out-grow their container. Happy potting!

  • Shade
  • Azalea*
  • Boxwood
  • Camellia*
  • Evergreen Viburnum*
  • Japanese Andromeda*
  • Heavenly Bamboo*
  • Mountain Laurel*
  • Sun
  • Arborvitae
  • False Cypress
  • Juniper
  • Heavenly Bamboo*
  • Holly
  • Pine
  • Spruce
  • Yews
  • Yucca*


* These plants flower!

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