Container gardens are a great way to add color to your landscape without having to dig a new garden bed or interrupt an existing bed of perennials. Create a spring flower container garden and place it on a porch or patio, or nestle it amid existing flowers, shrubs, or tucked along a garden path. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Spring flowers offer an array of colorful blooms that mix well together. Daffodils, pansies, and tulips offer a mix of heights. Tuck in a few pussy willow branches for added interest. Use a single container at the front door or use a pair of flower-filled urns to frame your front door.
Create a monochromatic look with flowers in the same color family. Hyacinths, windflowers, cyclamen, and alyssum in shades of lavender look pretty with their green leaves. This color combo would look great next to a gray or yellow house.
In a small cement planter, Johnny-jump-ups pair with bloody dock, also known as redvein dock. I have bloody dock in my pond because it likes wet feet and is perfect for use as a marginal aquatic plant. It comes back every year and requires very little care.
For a pedestal-style container, incorporate a vining plant like ivy. When the spring blooms fade, replace them with summer flowers but keep the ivy intact. Instead of pussy willows, spring flowering branches were added to this mini garden for added height.
Be sure to include ranunculus into your spring flower container garden. They prefer cooler weather and their rose-like blooms are dainty and appealing. Another oft-overlooked spring bloom is the grape hyacinth. The blue color complements the yellows and pinks of other spring flowers.
Your spring flower container garden can be large or small. This collection of containers makes quite the statement at the entrance of the home.
This smaller, simpler container is equally pretty and can be set almost anywhere.
I hope this collection of spring containers has your creative juices flowing. If you don’t like figuring out what flowers to pair together, let your local garden center do it for you.