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Spring Container Planting- It’s time!

Spring Container Planting

Recently I went to our local nursery looking at plants for my deck planters. A lot of how we decorate or design for the home can be carried out in the garden as well. We still need to look at scale, texture, colour, composition, balance, and working in odd numbers works just as well in the garden as it does in the house.

planter 1I love the look of this one in the old rustic container. You can plant in any kind of container as long as it is outdoor safe and has proper drainage.

planter 2 daff

I love this one below! Rustic containers and all one flower looks so luscious.

planter 3 purple

I am going to make up a completely new pot for my deck as over the winter all the foliage died. The other pots seem to have fared better. They will need some additions but the perennials from last year are starting to peak through so I will add some annuals for colour.

pink flowers


I’m going to choose tulips for center stage on this particular container. Tulips come in a myriad of colours and are easily accessible. Because they are taller, it makes sense to have them the focal point of the container. Then maybe some daffodils, mini hyacinths and pansies. The mini daffodils and hyacinths are placed in sets of threes as that is very appealing to the eye. The pansies act as filler between all the plants and fill the pot out nicely. To really finish the pot I will use some moss in between the plants. It adds a very nice touch.

daffodils 2violets

greentulipsLast year we did a container gardening workshop. Check out the blog here .

tulip planter

This is what we ended up with and what I am aiming for this year!

Have you done any planting this year? If so let us know how they turned out! We’d love to hear.


Did you know we have a fabulous trip planned to LA coming up? We are taking a small group of people down to LA to visit some iconic design hot spots as well as attend the Dwell Home Tour. We did this trip last year and had loads of fun. If you want to read about last year’s check it out here.


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