Squak Talk Blog

‘Early Enchantment’

Early spring enchants us with bright yellow blooms contrasting with ivory white, blues and pinks in our exclusive container recipe. The designers at Squak Mt. are pleased to present a plant palette featuring foliage both delicate and bold to add interest to the color tones of our earliest season.


Our recipe can be grown in nearly any light condition through April. Plants in this recipe can be easily transplanted into garden beds when you elect to celebrate a new season of color in your container.  If you elect to maintain the pot through summer, a partial sun location would be ideal.


All of the plants in our design are grouped together at Squak Mt. to make it quick and easy for you to select them. Size and number of plants can be adapted for any size pot. The quantities in this recipe fit a pot approximately 16-18” in diameter. Our designers have also selected rustic toned containers that we have pre-planted with this design, so that you may take them home complete and ready to enjoy. Our friendly staff would be pleased to assist you in creating containers that welcome guests to your home with fresh color and texture.

Come celebrate this tender, hopeful season with enchanting color in your containers today!

A. Pieris ‘Brookside Miniature’-1 plant: A very compact “Lily of the Valley” shrub that only grows to be 18” high, making her perfect for a container or small garden. The tiny, dark evergreen leaves are capped with ivory flowers in mid-spring.

B. ‘Archer Gold’ Thyme – 2 or 3 plants: A bright groundcover or spiller for a container, ‘Archer Gold’ is low and mounding. Light pink-lavender flowers appear over small golden yellow leaves in early spring. Evergreen.

C. Bergenia ‘Baby Doll’- 1 plant: Lovely light pink bloom spikes in spring. The thick, waxy green leaves turn red in the winter.  Compact evergreen perennial, growing only 12” H, 18” W.

D. Erica ‘Tanja’ – 2 plants: An evergreen heath blooming in late winter/early spring with dark green foliage and hot pink flowers.

E. Primrose – 2 plants: Choose from any bright spring color of our Squak Mt. grown crop of hardy primroses. Consider yellow or salmon pink

F. Blue Hyacinth – 2 or 3 plants: A beautiful bulb with fragrant blue flowers. The strappy green leaves add interest, and hyacinths are critter resistant too!

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