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.
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.
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 will continuously bloom all season long.
To finish off my display, I used the large pinecones from my winter container as filler in the back. I like the added texture.