10 options for seasonal containers |

Greg Stevens

You can have a lot of fun with spring containers as there are so many plants to choose from to take your displays right through the season to the first breath of summer. Combine your favourite bulbs with perennials and biennials to create a mini-woodland or spring meadow in a container. Use classic terracotta pots in varying sizes, or recycled boxes and tins mixed together for a vintage style. And go for bright, jewel like mixed color schemes, or all one color.

Do the same homework as you would do planting borders, matching your soil and light levels to what the plants will thrive in. Many early spring-flowering plants can be shy of strong sunlight, or will not last as long, so use these bright and colorful plants to decorate and light up shadier steps, corners and pathways.

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