Create Spilled Flower Designs on a Lawn

Tipped Pots of Flowers

Some of the most impressive outdoor floral displays are not in pots, and they are not in neat rows or beds. On the contrary, some of the most eye catching arrangements are not arranged at all. They are creatively spilled onto the lawn, garden or flowerbed in a random way, and they look spectacular. Tipped and spilled containers of flowers make a dramatic and colorful statement, and they are easy to create. Instead of simply tipping a pot of petunias onto the ground, use these creative ways to create spilled floral designs on a lawn. The blooms can represent far more than the aftermath of containers that have toppled or rotted away.

Create a Spilled Milk Can of White Blooms on the Lawn

Old milk cans are often used to decorate porches, patios, balconies and decks. They add charm and old-fashioned style, but they can add even more to a lush green lawn. Partially bury a tipped milk can on the lawn, and be sure to remove the lid. Dig out the sod in a flowing pattern from the opening of the milk can to an area about 3 to 4 feet away. Fill the bare area with rich organic soil and beautiful white petunias, white impatiens or other low-growing white flowers. The blooms will represent spilled milk, and they will look amazing on a lovely green lawn. It is one of the most creative uses for an old milk can, especially on a lawn.

Tip a Big Black Pot of Bright Gold Flowers

A big black pot might bring visions of witches to brew to some, but to others, it represents lucky leprechauns and gold at the end of a rainbow. Tip a big black pot of bright gold flowers onto the lawn. Partially bury it, and fill the tipped container with rich organic soil. Remove the sod where the soil will cover the lawn, and neatly mound and pack it down. Plant bright gold pansies or low-growing marigolds in the mounded soil. It will look as if a pot of gold has spilled out onto the lawn. If desired, buy a stained glass rainbow that can withstand outdoor use, and place it over the mound of flowers on a short plant hook. A large concrete leprechaun can also be added to the creative and unique arrangement. The spilled flower designs will look like anything but an accident.

Theresa Lien
Theresa Lien
A professional writer who has specialized in houseplants and indoor gardening. She's had experience with outdoor landscaping too, having written about plants that grow well on balconies and patios as one of her previous articles for Wohomen.


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