How to arrange flower pots

When you decide you want to plant a flower garden, there are several factors you need to consider. The location you plan to plant your flowers will determine whether you need flowering plants that prefer full sun or partial shade. You may want a theme, like Victorian, Mediterranean or Asian, or you may want to plant by color. Using popular flowers in your garden will mean not only that your garden appeals to all, but you will have an easier time finding the flowering plants you want to plant.

The Most Popular Garden Flower

Of all the flowering plants available for gardens, the rose is by far the most popular. The wide range of varieties for a gardener to choose from, from tiny miniature roses to large blossoms with vibrant colors, makes roses the most popular flower to grow in your garden and landscape. You can find a rose variety that will grow and flourish in any USDA zone. Give your rose sun, water and proper care, and you will have glorious blooms throughout the summer. Many gardeners like roses so well, they plant an entire flower garden with them.

  • When you decide you want to plant a flower garden, there are several factors you need to consider.
  • Using popular flowers in your garden will mean not only that your garden appeals to all, but you will have an easier time finding the flowering plants you want to plant.

Popular Perennial Garden Flowers

Perennial flowering plants come in all shapes, sizes and colors and are favored by gardeners because, once planted and established, perennial flowering plants will live and grow in your flower garden from one year to the next. Popular flowering perennials for your garden are day lilies, daisies, black-eyed Susan’s, purple cone-flowers and chrysanthemums.

Many popular flowers that begin with bulbs can be considered perennials. Daffodils, irises, hyacinth and many lilies are a few of the most popular bulb and rhizome flowering plants for gardens.

Popular Biennial Garden Flowers

Biennial flowering plants, in general, are not always a first choice with flower gardeners. As the name suggests, biennial flowering plants take two years to develop and flower before the plant dies. Hollyhocks, stock, forget-me-nots, foxglove, sweet William and evening primrose are some of the most popular biennial flowering plants. Plant in the summer and care for them the first year; let them rest over the winter; and the following summer, you will be rewarded with lovely blossoms.

  • Perennial flowering plants come in all shapes, sizes and colors and are favored by gardeners because, once planted and established, perennial flowering plants will live and grow in your flower garden from one year to the next.
  • Daffodils, irises, hyacinth and many lilies are a few of the most popular bulb and rhizome flowering plants for gardens.

Popular Annual Garden Flowers

Petunias, alyssum, marigolds, cosmos, zinnias, pansies, impatiens and sunflowers are very popular annual flowering plants and can be found in almost any garden. Even though annual plants only live for one year in your garden, the vivid blossom colors that will continue to bloom throughout the growing season are the main appeal for gardeners.

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a flower pot with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, flower pots are an important decoration item in your inventory.

Let’s explore how to make a flower pot.

Supported Platforms

A flower pot is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

Platform Supported (Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac) Yes (1.4.2)
Pocket Edition (PE) Yes (0.12.1)
Xbox 360 Yes
Xbox One Yes
PS3 Yes
PS4 Yes
Wii U Yes
Nintendo Switch Yes
Windows 10 Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.
NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Plants that will grow in small containers must be chosen carefully. The plants should have small root systems so they won’t be cramped, and they should have small flowers and leaves so they don’t appear top-heavy and overwhelm their containers. Almost any kind of container works for a small plant, as long as the container has bottom drainage holes and is large enough to hold at least 1 to 3 gallons of potting soil.

Vegetables

Several varieties of annual vegetables grow well in small containers. Leafy greens, such as lettuce (Lactuca spp), and small root vegetables, including radish (Raphanus sativus), grow well in containers when their soil remains moist. Dwarf varieties of other vegetables also are suitable for small containers. They include the tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) cultivars “Tiny Tim” and “Patio.” Vegetable plants need well-drained soil kept moist with regular watering.

Herbs

Most herbs grow best in a loose, well-drained potting mix and don’t require as much water as vegetable plants. Each herb plant needs about 1 gallon of potting soil. So multiple herb plants can grow in one pot that holds 2 or more gallons. The best herbs for containers are compact rather than tall. Two options are dwarf cultivars of basil (Ocimum basilicum) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), which are both annual herbs. Perennial herbs for containers include English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), which is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 9, and sage (Salvia officinalis), hardy in USDA zones 4 through 8.

  • Several varieties of annual vegetables grow well in small containers.
  • Most herbs grow best in a loose, well-drained potting mix and don’t require as much water as vegetable plants.

Flowering Annuals

Most flowering annual bedding plants can be grown in small containers. Just check the plant labels when shopping to ensure flowering annuals’ mature sizes will not overwhelm your containers. A plant’s mature size should be no more than three times the plant container’s height. Petunias (Petunia x hybrida), dwarf snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), geraniums (Pelargonium x hortorum), dwarf French marigolds (Tagetes patula) and sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) are flowering annuals that can grow in small containers. Because small containers dry out more quickly than larger containers, check the plants’ soil every day, and add water if the soil feels dry to your touch.

Compact Perennials

Some of the perennial plants that grow well in small containers are three-veined everlasting (Anaphalis triplinervis), which is hardy in USDA zones 3 through 8, and heart-leaved bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia), hardy in USDA zones 3 through 9. Both of those plants reach 12 to 18 inches tall. Low-growing ground covers also work well in a small container and can be paired with a taller perennial if the container is big enough for two plants. Keep perennial plants’ soil moist during the growing season. Container-grown perennials should be overwintered indoors to keep their soil from freezing. A wintertime temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for most perennial plants.