Colorful Perennials – Flowers for Spring Containers

Spring! Just the word makes me think of color, fresh air, blooming buds, sunshine – all the wonderful things that make our world beautiful. This time of year is the perfect time to add some color to your outdoor garden, porch, or patio area; and what better way then with containers filled with spring flowers!

Some of my most favorite flowers are daisies, lilies, geraniums – all great for container planting. Since they are perennials, it will be easy to reuse your containers at other times of the year, so make sure you purchase hardy ones that will stand the test of time (and weather!).

Here are some beautiful containers that have caught my eye – looking for inspiration so I can dig in and get to work!

(Better Homes and Gardens)

This is actually a “salad garden” – but I love the idea of planting flowers in an old wagon.

(pics from

I noticed a theme in all of these pictures – Using unconventional “containers” add a little twist – a wheelbarrow, basket, pail. Nice rustic touch! Hope these will give you some ideas to try. The more color, the better – Happy Spring!

What do you think?