A Splash of Spring at the Front Door

Posted on: April 13th, 2017 by Trillium Art

Finally, with more consistent warm weather in the forecast, my garden is coming to life, and I love it!

Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa)

However, it’s just not moving fast enough for me so I start my container gardening early! Spring in Ontario can be a fluctuation of precipitation, sunshine and temperatures. By creating a container garden of cool seasonal plants, I ensure that there is a burst of colour while I wait for the garden to catch up.

The usual container placement applies: thriller, filler and spiller.  Although, I decided to focus on the thriller and filler to give the maximum colour impact.

This year, the focus of the planter is my new Helleborus “White Tutu”.  It is a stunning variety with semi-double white blooms with purple speckling. Perfect to pair with a deep purple Ranunculus.

The pussy willows are my obvious choice for height and are the perfect symbol of spring. Who can resist touching these?


I love potted bulbs and had to add the colour of pink tulips and bright yellow daffodils.

The bottom layer of plants contain a Blue Zebra Primrose, which has a very dramatic flower!

Not to be excluded are the Lemon Chiffon Viola and the Delta Premium Neon Pansies.

Many of these plants will continue in the garden once the container is finished, since the Hellebores, Primula and Viola are perennials.  The bulbs will also be replanted to bloom again next year.

What flowers represent spring to you? Do you bring a container of spring near your front door?

If you have any questions about how to create a spring container or are interested in having one done for you, please let me know at info@trilliumart.ca

Happy Spring!


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