Simple Colorful Planter Ideas For Sun
Check out these colorful flower combinations, perfect for the sunniest areas of your garden and looks beautiful together!
Sixteen beautiful flower planter ideas for your sunniest areas that are simple, colorful, and use easy-to-find flowers – plus where to find more inspiration to create your colorful planters.
Every year in early spring I find myself wandering up and down nursery or home store plant aisles looking for the best flowers for our containers. Maybe a little desperately, since I long for the colorful beauty of flowers at that time of the year. Can you relate?
Many times I just start throwing things in my cart based on the tag description, since the flower starts aren’t usually blooming yet. The problem with this is twofold:
- I often don’t buy enough OR buy too much for the planters I have.
- The colors may not work well together – the pictures on the little tags are not very reliable for color.
What we need are some tried-and-true flower container ideas that can be used reliably with the typical flowers found at nurseries and home stores. These basic combinations can serve as a backbone for our container gardens, leaving us free to add new or unusual varieties within the basic scheme.
A hanging basket with creeping Jenny, purple calibrachoa, white alyssum, and bicolor purple-white trailing verbena with a center of purple & white fuchsia (not blooming yet).
These pots from our backyard deck are planted with light pink supertunias, purple and white alyssum, bi-color purple-white verbena, creeping jenny, dusty miller, sunflower, and two ‘Victoria’ purple salvias that haven’t bloomed yet in the largest planter. TIP: Save money by buying 6-pack flower starts – they may look small after planting, but just two weeks later they are starting to fill in nicely.
Rusty urn planted with an annual fuchsia-colored dahlia, sweet potato vine, white bacopa, and purple sweet alyssum from Garden Therapy.