Best Flower Combinations for Containers
Flowers – a smattering of nature in your apartment. We all crave for that tiny green corner which breaks the rhythm of the day to day busy life. You can grow them in containers hanging by the balcony rail, suspended or in improvised containers, as the fashion goes these days, to get that mini-oasis of tranquility. But when you combine flowers in an explosion of colors and scents, the result is genuinely spectacular. Here are some of the best flower combinations for containers:
Florists and horticulturists first of all recommend a combination of classic colors. In our case here, the deep, velvety tones of Storm Blue petunia mix beautifully with the clean white flowers of Maverick White geranium. This easy to get combination creates a bold contrast that will enliven any garden bed or container.
The next example is a dazzling mélange of colors. In the largest pot, working from back to front and tallest to shortest, densely plant yellow snap-dragon, Bouquet Rose Magic dianthus, and Tickled Pink veronica. Place New Look dusty miller and Lemon Ball sedum in the front to trail over the edge and get a full vivid chromatic landscape.
You can very easily combine various types of geraniums for a charming full colored effect. Geraniums, known for the blooming abundance, will turn your little green corner into a small paradise.
Again, with full sunlight and little water you can get this beautiful color duet – a deep blue angelonia and a bright orange zinnia.
Equally, a combination of tulips, heuchera, pansies, acorus and a sprinkling of fern green will brighten up any room or corner of the garden.
A mix of orange and yellow and purple again – zinnia and lisianthus – an exceptional colorful combination which is also easy to grow.
You don’t have to stick to mere floral combinations for spectacular visual effects. An interesting blend is also between flowers and foliage. Here, ‘Orange Profusion’ zinnias and geranium ‘Occold Shield’ look great — even without the geranium’s double coral blooms.
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