Spring fever has arrived, and it’s time to talk about flower gardening again!
Get your note book ready, because we have a plant list for each of these gorgeous flower pots you will see here!
One of the key things to successful flower gardening is to give the plants their required sun or shade exposures. This group of flower plants are great for sunny locations. ( Got shade? Here is a group of colorful shade loving plants with container planting lists! )
Now let’s explore some beautiful flower garden planter designs and plant lists!
1 & 2. Celebrate the abundance of colors with flower gardening.
The first two examples are great inspirations on how to create an exuberant display with a mix of flower colors, heights, and textures.
Plant list 1: Pink Mandevilla, Coleus, pink and lavender Petunia, yellow Calibrachoa. ( This combo is also great for half day sun.)
3 & 4. Country style flower gardening.
If you love flower gardening, you most likely have seen these charming plants used often in country style gardens.
Plant list 3: Pink Pelargonium / Geranium, blue Pansy, Lysimachia ‘Goldilocks’ / Creeping Jenny. ( via Debora Silver )
Plant list 4: Perilla , Pink Pelargonium / Geranium, light pink Angelonia, Diascia / Twinspur . ( Source )
Like mentioned earlier, the plants covered in this article are great for sunny locations. Got shade? Here is a group of colorful shade loving plants with container planting lists!
5 – 8. Choose beautiful planters.
When space allows, a large and stylish planter filled with flower plants can become such a gorgeous focal point!
Plant list 5: Dracaena, Pink and red Pelargonium / Geraniums, purple Verbena, Lysimachia ‘Goldilocks’ ( Source: Tundra Monkey Gardening )
Plant list 6: Variegated Ginger, pink Calibrachoa, Sweet Potato Vine ( Source: Garden Diaries )
Plant list 7: Coleus, Fountain Grass ( or other grassy form plant) , orange Calibrachoa, Sweet Potato Vine, Sedum rupestre ‘Silver’
9 – 12. Mix dramatic foliage with flower plants.
To create a beautiful flower garden, you don’t need 100% flowers. Look at some of my favorite foliage plants!
Plant list 9: Canna ‘Variegated Pretoria’, white Caladium
Plant list 10: Canna ‘Tropicanna’, Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’, Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’, Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’, Plectranthus ‘Lemon Twist’, Calibrachoa ‘Callie Orange’, Coleus ‘Sky Fire’, purple Sweet Potato Vine. (Source: 9 | 10 )
Plant list 11: Cordyline fruticosa ( Ti Plant ), Pink Mandevilla, yellow Hiboscus, mixed color Calibrachoa, Sweet Potato Vine ( Source )
Plant list 12: Giant Bird of Paradise, red Gerbera daisy, Caladium ‘Yellow Blossom’, Red stem Pilea (Source )
13 & 14. Grouped containers in a flower garden.
“Group of 3” is a design tool that creates a balance and natural look!
Plant list 13: Mixed color Snapdragon, Salvia argentea, pink Petunia, Sedum
Plant list 14: Mixed color Zinnia, white Snapdragon, Caladium, mixed color Calibrachoa, Lobelia, Lysimachia ‘Goldilocks’, Variegated Plectranthus. (Source )
Container flower plant lists 15 – 38:
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Happy flower gardening! 🙂