Know How To Create Beautiful Spring Planters With Bulbs and Flowers

Have you always wanted to learn how to create spring planters that are just as gorgeous as the ones you see at your local greenhouse? You're in luck. You can create beautiful spring planter using bulbs and flowers that complement each other well. Here are some easy ideas to get you started.

Spring Pot for a Shaded Garden

Do you have a shady area of your yard? Try creating a spring pot specifically for shade. Here's what you'll need:

  • A 12-inch terracotta pot
  • Snake's head fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)
  • Japanese tassel fern (Polystichum polyblepharum)
  • Peat-free, multipurpose compost
  • Crocks (pottery shards to aid drainage)


  1. Put crocks (shards of pottery) into the bottom of the terracotta pot. Fill the pot two-thirds full with compost.
  2. Plant the ferns in the pot first, then add the fritillaries.
  3. Use compost to fully cover the plant roots.
  4. Pat the compost mixture down firmly.
  5. Water the pot well before moving it to its final destination.

It should take you about 20 minutes to create your spring pot.

Sunny Daffodil Pot

Gather the following supplies to make your daffodil pot:

  • A 10-inch glazed pot
  • Pansies
  • Daffodils
  • Crocus plants
  • Broken crocks (or polystyrene)
  • Peat-free, multipurpose compost


  1. In autumn, fill the glazed pot half-full with compost.
  2. Place plant bulbs on the surface of the compost.
  3. Fill the rest of the pot above the bulbs with compost until you have almost reached the top.
  4. Water the pot thoroughly and leave it alone until spring comes.
  5. When the bulbs begin to flower in spring, plant crocuses and pansies around the edges of the pot.
  6. Fill any gaps with compost, then water the pot well.

As with the previous pot, it should take you about 20 minutes to create this sunny daffodil pot.

Tulip Container

Tulips are gorgeous flowers that require very little care, so they're great for beginners. Here's what you'll need for your tulip container:

  • Large pot
  • Peat-free, multipurpose compost
  • Tulip bulbs
  • Gravel


  1. Put a layer of gravel on the bottom of the pot for drainage.
  2. Add compost to just an inch or two below the rim of the pot and pat it down firmly.
  3. Plant the tulip bulbs with the points upward, about 2 inches apart.
  4. Cover the bulbs with more compost and firm it down as you go.
  5. Water the pot thoroughly and put the container in a sheltered position through the winter, making sure the compost doesn't freeze.
  6. In spring, move the container into the sunlight.

It should take you about 15 minutes to create this brightly colored pot.

Learn How To Create Spring Planters

Now that you have some good spring planter ideas, it's time to get the supplies you'll need. Visit Peavey Mart or TSC Stores today for compost and other planting necessities.