Pots of plea­sure

Cre­ate a gor­geous scene in any space

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - October Contents -

you can cel­e­brate spring in every cor­ner of the gar­den. And even if you didn't plan a dis­play, there are ways to cre­ate a flow­ery scene right now. Nurs­eries are stuffed with sea­sonal flow­ers in full bloom – just team them with at­trac­tive con­tain­ers, then stand back and ad­mire your work. Get cre­ative with plant com­bos, or just go for sin­gle bloomers in lit­tle pots. Ei­ther way, it's spring in an in­stant!

One of spring’s bright­est

lit­tle bloomers, polyan­thus comes in a range of jew­el­box colours, usu­ally with a con­trast­ing eye. Plant them in in­di­vid­ual pots and line them up in a row – so sweet!

Turn up the charm fac­tor

by re­pur­pos­ing a few lovely old wooden boxes as planters. Line with plas­tic (pierce a few holes) be­fore plant­ing, or just sit pot­ted flow­ers snugly in­side the box. Here, grape hy­acinths cre­ate a heav­enly blue scene.

Contrast a few pots

of tallflow­er­ing blue­bells with lower grow­ing white English daisies for the look of a wild­flower meadow in a bas­ket. Fit pots in the bas­ket and fill around with co­conut fi­bre to hide any gaps.

Hang­ing con­tain­ers put the show right at eye level. To mimic this gor­geous tri­colour dis­play, plant a yel­low daisy in the cen­tre, then skirt it with yel­low and white neme­sia and golden creep­ing Jenny (Lysi­machia sp.).

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