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Today I am breaking the rules on the blog and using more than three plants in this beautiful spring container garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

It’s time to go big or go home! Today I am breaking the rules and using more than three plants. I have tried really hard during this series to only use a maximum of three, but I think you are going to forgive me as soon as you see the results. Alright, let’s start the stuff ‘n’ shove!

FYI: Stuff ‘n’ shove is a design rule that I live by. It means that you stuff your container full of flowers and foliage until there is absolutely no empty space left. Make sure that you fill in all the bare spots even if you have to shove!

Ingredients:
1. Hydrangea
2. Boston Fern
3. Maiden Hair Fern
4. Hyacinth
5. Begonia
6. Fittonia
7. Ivy
8. Tulips

Today I am breaking the rules on the blog and using more than three plants in this beautiful spring container garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Directions:
1. Do not fill completely with soil! Instead, fill half of the container with either pine cones, packing peanuts, or empty pots flipped upside down. This will eliminate any dead space.

Today I am breaking the rules on the blog and using more than three plants in this beautiful spring container garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

Maintenance:
1. The tulips and the hyacinth will be the first to go. When they do, simply remove them and then replace them with extra greenery. The rest of the foliage should last for about 2 months.
2. Make sure that the soil is always moist to the touch.
3. Remove any brown foliage.
4. Keep in indirect sunlight.

Today I am breaking the rules on the blog and using more than three plants in this beautiful spring container garden by Carmen Johnston Gardens

This container garden will last about 3-6 weeks, which means you will able to use it to greet all of your Easter guests. That’s right–Easter is on its way! The countdown to spring continues and I keep getting more and more excited every day.

Missed one of the days of our 28 Days of Spring Container Gardens? Catch up here…

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

Day Eight

Day Nine

Day Ten

Day Eleven

Day Twelve

Day Thirteen

Day Fourteen

Day Fifteen

Day Sixteen

Day Seventeen

Day Eighteen

Day Nineteen

Day Twenty

Day Twenty One

Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Three

Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Six

Day Twenty Seven

Day Twenty Eight

Photos: The Photography of Haley Sheffield

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