Colorful plant and flowers in ceramic container

Flower Pot Planting Ideas

Today’s post is pure Spring inspiration; Flower pot planting ideas just for you. I’m sharing the gorgeous flower art of one of my besties. Ruth is that girl you know, gloriously gifted with both sides of the brain; smarts and artistic chops. Not fair, right? But she is so kind and generous, you really can’t hold it against her.

Spring Planting Flower Pot Inspiration

I’ve watched in wonder, year in and year out as she creates her colorful artwork in the soil. I love her unabashed use of hue and texture. At the peak of the summer, it’s such a treat to sit in her backyard and take it all in.

Perhaps the reason you are drawn to flowers is not only for their outer beauty, but because they remind you beautiful things will bloom after the longest seasons of waiting.
-Morgan Harper Nichols

Colorful planted flower pots

Ruth doesn’t save it for just the backyard. Her front porch is also ablaze with welcoming color and just the right touch of quirkiness. She never does exactly the same design each year, but she does repeat some flower varieties that are beautiful and perform best.

Ruth’s Flower Picks

Begonias – always vibrant color
Big Headed Marigolds – big pops of color and prolific
Coleus – great for color and longevity
Double Begonias – beautiful color
Grasses – for vertical height
New Guinea Impatiens – bold color and rich dark leaves
Spanish Ivy – to add green and texture

Always read the plant label for exposure recommendations based on the flower or plant variety.

Colorful plant and flowers in ceramic container

Flower Ideas for Container Gardening

Here’s more inspiration for planning your own arrangements.

FULL SUN

These flowers and plants will thrive in your flower pots in full sun. They should be easy to find in your local garden center.

Angelonia
Browallia
Cape Daisy
Million Bells
Ornamental Pepper
Pentas
Petunias
Roses
Verbena

Colorful plant and flowers in ceramic container

PARTIAL TO FULL SUN

If you have a spot that gets a variety of sun exposure, these flower ideas may be great to try.

Coral Bells
Euphorbia
Hydrangea
Marigolds
Nemesia
Pansies and Violas
Petunias

Planted flower ceramic blue container

SHADE

If you don’t have full sun, don’t despair! There are many gorgeous flowers and plants that work well in a shaded landscape.

Begonias (partial shade to the indirect sun)
Coleus
Coral Bells (partial shade to the indirect sun)
Creeping Jenny
Dichondra
Fuchsia
Impatiens
Oxalis
Persian Shield
Trailing Lobelia
Wishbone Flower

Colorful Spring flower pots planting

Finding the perfect Pot or Planter

Ruth has collected her pots over the years. She has snagged many at garden center’s year-end sales, or at discount stores like T.J. Maxx, Marshalls or Home Goods. If you keep your eyes open year-round, you can find your own perfect ceramic or clay containers for fairly decent prices. Colorful planted flower pots and containers

Happy Spring gardening to you. This year, enjoy the process of planning, planting and then sit back and bask in the fruits of your labor for months to come.

I hope you enjoyed the beauty and shot of color today. Let me know if you have any questions for Ruth in the comments below. 🙂

xo,
Cindy

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SHOP for store info and links to purchase products
INSPIRATION for more project ideas
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