09 Apr Flower Pot Planting Ideas
Today’s post is pure Spring inspiration. Flowers! I’m sharing the gorgeous planting 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.
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
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.
Flower Ideas for Container Gardening
Here’s more inspiration for planning your own arrangements.
These flowers and plants will thrive in your flower pots in full sun. They should be easy to find in your local garden center.
PARTIAL TO FULL SUN
If you have a spot that gets a variety of sun exposure, these flower ideas may be great to try.
Pansies and Violas
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)
Coral Bells (partial shade to the indirect sun)
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.
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. 🙂
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