An Informal Early Spring Planter

Last November I thought ahead and potted up some bulbs for early spring planters.  One of the first to bloom is  Narcissus ‘Minnow’ with its dainty pale lemon flowers,  combined here with deep blue Grape Hyacinths (Muscari auscheri ‘Dark Eyes’). Adding a causal look are hardy, “evergold”, grassy-leaved Sweet Flag(Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’) ,  tufts of little Dwarf Mondo Grass,  (Ophiopogon  japonicus nana ) and golden leaved Ivy (Hedera ‘Amber Waves’.)

It’s true, the bulb display won’t last, (but they will keep longer in cool conditions) . When the flowers fade, sub in Primroses for late spring, or maybe a small flowered species Fuchsia for summer.  It’s hard to go wrong when you use this lovely Camp de Fiori planter.

4 thoughts on “An Informal Early Spring Planter”

  1. I love this planting. Do you sell the planter containers? Please let me know.

  2. Do your bulbs survive this kind of container planting, or are they throwaways? In their catalog, Scheepers prints dire warnings against doing it.

  3. Michal, the bulbs live on…but they should probably be transplanted into the garden. the ffollowing year may nbot be a stellar show, but in subsequent years you’ll get to enjoy them again.

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