Spring Container Planting

Bid winter adieu with a colorful container garden full of early-spring blooming plants.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March 2011


  • 12- to 15-inch terra-cotta container

  • Early-spring-blooming plants, such as galanthus, violas, hellebores, pansies, primrose, variegated comfrey, and ornamental kale

  • Potting soil

  • Gardening gloves


  1. Pack soil firmly into terra-cotta container before planting, leaving an inch or two at top.

  2. Remove plants from the containers in which they came; loosen the roots.

  3. Arrange plants in container, all at the same depth, in desired formation. For instant impact, pack plants in tightly but with enough space to ensure there is air circulation.


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