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Flower Recipes for Mini Gardens

Updated: Mar. 20, 2019

These quick-to-plant beauties will brighten up your yard!

blue flower container mini gardens
Make planting easy. Plant flower containers at their growing location. A picnic table or an elevated surface make planting easier on your back.

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Sun and Shade Window Box

sun and shade window box mini gardens

This flower box thrives in both part sun and part shade conditions. It is lined with a cocoa mat. To keep these mini gardens from drying out quickly, line it with newspaper. For more flower inspiration check out these pretty hanging planter ideas.

Why it works: This planter has a nice sense of design with caladium adding height, the licorice vine trailing downward and petunias weaving vibrant color in between. The caladium echoes the colors in the petunias and licorice vine, too.

Planter size: 36 in. long, 8 in. wide and 7 in. deep.

Growing conditions: Sun and part shade.

mini-gardens window box flowers

Shopping List:

  • 3 Miss Muffet caladium
  • 1 Purple Wave petunia
  • 2 Lemon licorice vine

Bold and Easy Mini Gardens

mini-garden impatiens and wizard mix coleus flowers

Use large planting containers for big impact. They retain water much better than smaller containers, cutting down the time you’ll spend watering. The blue metal container shown below stands 3 ft. tall. To conserve potting soil and make it easy to move, fill the bottom third of larger planters with foam packing material. For the perfect recipes for bigger flower containers check out these blooms.

Why it works: The bold blue container contrasts with the bright mix of colors planted in the flower pot. Combine plants that require similar moisture and light requirements, and then really pack them in.

Planter size: 18-in. dia., 3-ft. tall.

Growing conditions: Partial shade.

blue flower container mini-gardens

Shopping List:

  • 1 Pink Wizard Mix coleus
  • 1 White Wizard Mix coleus
  • 1 Dark pink impatiens
  • 1 Pink impatiens
  • 1 White impatiens