Wondering what flowers are blooming in spring? Here is a quick tutorial on what flowers you can plant in a planter for spring.
Looking for flowers that are blooming in the spring and are frost tolerant?
Pansies are a great annual if you’re looking for flowers that bloom in the spring.
Any perennial can be safely planted in your planter, but you’re going to want to choose the ones that flower in the spring time.
Campanula is a great choice for a spring flower to use in a planter for spring that can easily be replanted in your garden afterwards.
Want to make a planter that is filled with flowers that are commonly blooming in spring? Here is what you need:
- a pot
- potting soil
- watering can
- garden trowel
- purple and white variegated pansies (annual)
- yellow pansies (annual)
- white campanula (perennial)
Go to the nearest garden centre and purchase two pansies and one campanula.
I chose yellow and purple pansies because those colours are opposites on the colour wheel and compliment one another very nicely. The purple pansy I went with was variegated with white which ties in very nicely with the white campanula. All of these are spring flowers and will tolerate any frost just fine!
*Campanula variety: White Wonder Mee
Fill a pot with a mix of 1/2 topsoil and 1/2 compost or if you would rather just buy one bag; Miracle Gro potting mix
Arrange the plants in your planter until you are happy with the composition.
Take the yellow pansy and gently squeeze the bottom of the container to ensure that the root ball is loosened from the bottom. Then carefully take it out of the container. If your pot has more than one pansy growing in it you can gently divide the plants apart to get more than one plug to plant. Dig a hole that is a little deeper and wider than the root ball of your plant and pop the pansy in. Next you’re going to add the soil back around the plant and lightly press it downwards into the pot being careful to not damage the flowers in the process.
Next we’re going to plant the White Wonder Mee Campanula beside the yellow pansy towards the front of the pot following the same process we used for the yellow pansy.
It’s time to make our planter even more colourful!
Grab the purple and white variegated pansy and dig a hold and plant it between and slightly behind the first yellow pansy and the campanula. I went ahead and planted both of the purple pansies side by side.
Lastly we’re going to add one more pop of yellow to really make this planter stand out for spring. Beside the purple pansies and behind the campanula dig and plant the last yellow pansy into the pot.
Grab a handful of Miracle Gro Potting Mix and add it around the circumference of each of the plants so that the root balls are not sticking out of the top or pop out with watering.
Water the plants. It’s a good idea to avoid watering the petals or flowers of the plants because that can cause them to rot and finish blooming sooner.
Step Seven (optional)
Go into a nearby woods and collect some sticks or a few sprigs of pussy willow and add them into the middle of the pot. This will create some vertical interest to the planter and really take it to the next level
What to do with pansies when they have finished flowering?
Pansies do not like temperatures above 21 degrees celcius. I usually will dead head the blooms and toss them into the compost pile but you could find a shaded cooler location to keep them for the summer months and then enjoy their blooms again in the fall.
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What Spring Flower Combinations Have you Tried?
Do you know some different flowers that are commonly blooming in spring? Let me know in the comments some of your favourite spring flower combinations.