Saturday, January 2, 2010

Colorful Flowers Combinations for Containers

If you are looking for ideas for containers or combinations of plant materials, here are some ideas to use in your garden this spring.
Assorted hostas and moss in a trough garden.

This old copper wall fountain doesn't hold water, but it looks wonderful with flowering plants.



Use an old gift basket to hold small pots of gerber daisies.



Dragon Wing begonias just keep on giving color in the garden.




Ivy and cyclamens





Tulips, ivy, daffodils and a tropical plant for lots of color.







Ivy and Azelas in a urn.






Begonias, ivy, coleus and spider plants in a cement urn.







Petunias, ivy and verbena

Petunias, heliotrope and verbena


This would be really nice in a woodland garden filled with all your favorite woodland plants.





A small cabbage for color in this hanging basket.







Don't you just love sweet potato vines with coleus for great color?



Ivy, daffodils and spikes in beautiful blue pots in assorted sizes.



Use tropical houseplants in your outdoor pots for great color. If I receive a planter, I replant the plants in containers that I can move outdoors then into the house for winter.



Use cuttings from conifers, red twig dogwoods, holly and other plants for color in those empty pots in your landscape during winter. Add a few pine cones to your arrangement and you have a container that will last till spring in the garden.



I hope that you have some new ideas for your garden this spring! Check back for my next post on how to select colors and plant your containers for spring.

Happy Gardening!
The Creative Gardener



Don't forget to pick! Watch for future posts on pond and water feature ideas for the garden.



5 comments:

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That is creative to combine houseplants with other plants that have lots of blooms. I never though of that. I love all of your combinations!

texasdaisey said...

You got some great pictures of container gardens. Enjoyed it. Love the blue pots with the daffodils.
Debbie

Janet said...

Hi Debbie, I really like the hosta and moss combo, but am also a sucker for cyclamen! Nice plant material and some very cool containers.

Debbie said...

What lovely photos, one more interesting and colorful than the next. But I have to say I really loved the hosta trough garden. There is something so simple and peaceful about the hosta and the blanket of moss.

philippine flowers said...

Pretty flowers! Seems your garden was so healthy. Wish I can have a healthy garden too. I'm been looking for interesting topic as this. Looking forward for your next post. Keep posting!


-pia-