Van Wisdom: Colorful Spring Container Tips

Posted on March 28th, 2022

One of the best ways to dress up your outside porches and patios is adding a fun and decorative Spring containers. Imagine How soothing it would be to walk outside with your morning coffee to be greeted by these beautiful additions to your home? Get started by finding the perfect planter – choose a fun color or pattern, or get creative and use an unexpected object.

Important! Just check to make sure the container has drainage holes at the bottom and you’re good to go!

  • Tip 1
    We recommend using Van Wilgen’s Professional Potting Mix to fill the container and then mixing in Van Wilgen’s All-Purpose Slow Release Fertilizer with the soil to give it that extra oomph!
  • Tip 2
    Think outside the pot! Try using annuals, perennials, herbs and even houseplants for a diverse-looking planter.
  •  Tip 3
    Color is important and creates visual harmony. Check out a color wheel when picking out color arrangements.

Complimentary colors
Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel blend well, e.g., Blues and violets complement oranges and yellows and red complements green.

Analagous colors.
Colors groups, think “Blues” or “Yellows” that are next to each other on the color wheel e.g., blue, blue-violet, blue-green or yellow-green, yellow, yellow-orange blend well since they share the same hues.

Triadic colors
You can also create dynamic and vibrant combinations using 3 colors that are equidistant from one another on the color wheel, e.g., purple/green/orange yellow/red/blue.