Your spring garden containers don’t always need to include tulips and daffodils for a pop of colour. Many spring-blooming perennials hold up for weeks in a pot display, and can transplanted at the end of the season to make room for summer flowers.
Here’s an 18-inch (45-cm) diameter concrete container beside a neighbour’s front porch filled with lemon yellow Himalayan primroses (Primula florindae), double white primroses (P. vulgaris) and dusty rose hellebores (Helleborus hybrids).
Pink and yellow aren’t always a popular pairing, but these were soft pastel shades balanced with clean white blooms, providing a fresh look for a spring container garden. A bonus was the attractive foliage on the primroses and hellebores.
Once the plants finish blooming, the root balls could be carefully teased apart and transplanted into the garden, where they would flower again next spring.