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Apr 30, 2014

how-to: spring container

By: Catherine Therrien
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Gardens
Apr 30, 2014

how-to: spring container

By: Catherine Therrien
This past weekend, I decided to take the plunge and whip up my spring container. The weather in Toronto has been so dreary and cold, and this seemed like the first opportunity where I could spend more than 5 minutes outdoors without freezing. Moving on. You may remember my blog post on my winter container creation – check it out here for a refresher. For my spring arrangement, I used the same container and the same metal obelisk. I basically just switched out the plants. Here's how I pulled it all together. spring container final hanging basket This is a great trick (and more economical, too!). For the centre of my container, I dropped in a hanging basket of Cool Wave pansies. I simply cut off the hanger. When it comes time to create my summer container, I can just pull it out. pansies in container obelisk in container Then I added the metal obelisk for some height. I also filled in the gaps around the perimeter of the container with frilly pink dianthus. cool wave pansies Cool Wave pansies will continuously bloom all season long. pink dianthus Pink dianthus is another great colourful annual. Its two tones of pink and frilly edging are what sold me. spring container pinecones To finish off my display, I used the large pinecones from my winter container as filler in the back. I like the added texture.  
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