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Spring Containers in Deep Purple, Yellow and White

We’ve been having rain and storms though most of fall, winter and now in the begging of spring. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it’s been raining almost every day which of course feels a bit depressing. So. Today i defied the weather and planted up a few containers in the front entrance. It’s always a good idea to decorate areas of the garden you see on daily basis. That way you get to enjoy your decorations often.

The plants – some new and some that I already had in containers.
Heuchera ’Obsidian’, Hellborus, Hyacinths, Narcissus ’Tete a Tete’, Carex oshimensis ”Evergold” (looking a bit tired since I forgot to water it) and pansies.

An explosion of color! Just what I needed!
Pansies in the foreground, Heuchera ’Obsidian’ and Hyacinths in the back.

A trick when mixing different plants in the same group of containers is to stick to 2-3 colors. In this case the deep purple of the Pansy is mirrored by the Heuchera in the back.

Hellebore, Narcissus ’Tete a Tete’ and white pansies in the back. Hyacinth in the foreground.
Hyacinths underplanted with Pansies

Another good trick to keep in mind is to place bright colors at the back of the container. Dark colors blooms tent to disappear into the background if put in the back.