Text and photography by Matthew Mead
Indoor container gardens are a great way to welcome spring and bring a bit of what awaits to windowsills and doorsteps. Flowering bulbs and miniature plants abound at garden centers, so create your own arrangement to ring in the season.
Flea Market Blooms (Above)
Vintage containers are reborn as garden planters. Line with stone, soil, and moss to create a colorful spring border.
A lacy metal urn is lined with sheet moss and soil to show off a crowning bloom of mini grape hyacinth and old-fashioned pansies.
A vintage metal sieve lined with moss elevates a mix of mini daffodils, primrose, and blue hydrangea.
Blooming plants mixed with fragrant herbs—think rosemary, lavender, and lemon balm—compose a container that wafts a beautiful scent.
Team blooming daffodils with a vintage sap can painted a jaunty yellow for a display with maximum color impact
Mix blossoms in coordinating palettes, like old-fashioned pansies and lavender-hued scabiosa. Brighter blooms lead to brighter dispositions.
Container gardens allow a mass of color and texture to emerge in a single profusion. Pansies and hyacinth meld with a perky, leafy lettuce.
Add the spring sentiment to a front door. Line a wall basket with moss and soil and fill with daffodils, pansies, ivy, and wax flowers. Hang to welcome spring and good friends.