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Spring Garden Planter Design

Time to get ready for our Spring Garden Planter Design Workshop coming up next week.  Yesterday I went to Southlands Nursery with our landscaping expert, Diane Bridges. We were looking at supplies and discussing our upcoming Spring Container Garden workshop. In the short while, we were exploring the nursery, I learned a few things. It’s interesting to me because 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 with odd numbers works just as well in the garden as it does in the house.

white plant

We looked at the various containers and settled on a 13.5” terracotta pot. We chose these because they will work well in most gardens or landscapes, are not too pricey, and are appealing to a vast number of people.


We chose a small pot of tulips for centre stage. 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. Next we chose small 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, we decided to use some moss in between the plants. It adds a very nice touch.

tulips pansys

I can’t show you the finished product yet so check back with us after our class on April 14th. We’ll show you all the pics! And if YOU have any containers you have done send us pictures!




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