Spring Containers Bring Life to Outdoor Spaces
Apr 20, 2014
While the transition from Winter to Spring can be quicker in the warmer southern regions of the country, the northern areas may continue experiencing Winter for weeks. Irrespective of the location of your garden, Spring containers make the arrival of the season fun and infuse enthusiasm in household activities backdropped by beautiful containers.
WHY USE SPRING POTS?
Spring containers are an ideal way to start seasonal planting earlier than nature permits because after Winter, there is a possibility of your garden soil still being frozen. While there are tips and tricks to use your garden soil, spring containers bring your creativity to the forefront and allow you to open your landscape design with more plant and pot choices. Additionally, containers allow you to plant in places where you may not be able otherwise.
CAST IRON SPRING CONTAINERS
The black cast iron urn sets the stage by receding its own color to the background and allowing the vibrant glow of the plants to pop out. Red, blue and yellow spring plants mirror through the foliage creating a sense of unity.
PLANT PASTEL PERENNIALS FOR A RUSTIC PANACHE
This group being very simple, generates incredible versatility. Asparagus could act as the focal point with its daily changing interests from lacelike stems to spears to ferny fronds. Also, its height provides a nice foil for other mates in the plant container.
USE WHITES AND BLUES FOR A SHORELINE STYLE
White is a showstopper especially when it comes from a bold flower like hydrangea. When this combines with a washed blue color of the glazed spring container, it becomes even more enchanting. The silver hue of lamium and licorice rest the eyes with their cool neutrality and lobelia flows over the edge marrying with other plants in the container.
QUICK-TO-BLOOM SPRING CONTAINERS
The suggestions mentioned above are wonderful, but the only downside can be that they take a few weeks to look lush and bloom. This can be even more delayed due to the unpredictable weather in Spring. Your landscape designer can help you determine the best recipe for faster blooming plants in your area, and create the perfect blend for beautiful flowers throughout the season.