Let’s look at some beautiful and inspirational flower garden ideas that can be duplicated in a window flower box, in an expected or unusual container or in a flower garden in your yard.
In the collage above, you see home gardeners combining several different types of flowers to achieve gorgeous color and style combinations. Some of the flower combinations you see here are:
- Blue petunia combines with yellow bidens and red verbena for a gorgeous splash of color.
- Combine spring onions, daffodils, hyacinths, sweet woodruff, and clemati for a beautiful and fragrant mini-flower garden.
- Plant goldilocks creeping jenny, magenta impatiens and swallowtail coleus together for a striking visual effect.
- A pot with purple fountain grass and “Saphira” fan flower adds interest to any stoop.
Here are some more ideas from some talented people:
Beautiful Flowers: Combination Containers Offer Beauty and Plenty of Variety
Here’s a great site to help you learn to combine plantings in containers to maximize the impact of several plants. Why plant only one plant in your planter (BORING!) when the impact factor goes off the scale when you combine multiple flowers, plants and even herbs in unusual grouping. Combine for color, scale, texture and other values.
Great Container Gardens
I love container gardens – using unique and fanciful pot-like structures is a fun way to add visual interest around your home, and re-use objects that might otherwise end up in the trash. Check out these sites for great container-planting ideas:
- This site offers a slide show of 26 beautiful container gardens that are inspirational and beautiful. Not sure what you want your container garden to look like? This is a great place to start.
- This site offers even more ideas for combining plants in container gardens for decks, patios and yards. These ideas for plant combinations are tailored for planting in the Midwest part of America.
- This site provides another great slideshow of inspirational container gardens – it’s a great place to get ideas if you haven’t decided on a theme or general ‘look’ for your planting adventures.
- Not sure what you should plant together, or where to place your containers? Check out this site to learn which combination of plants grows well in sunny spots, in sun or shades and those well suited for just shade.