Container Garden Ideas

Container Garden Ideas

How to Grow Flowering Vines in Containers Many compact climbers, such as jasmine and some clematis, are well suited to living in pots. All they need is a good-sized container, suitable support and regular watering and feeding. Using Large Garden Containers Need some container gardening ideas? Browse 10 examples for using large garden containers from the pros at HGTV.com. How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden Yee-haw! Turn a container into a desert landscape by filling it with prickly cacti and other succulent plants.
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Container Garden Ideas

You are hereMidwest Living / Garden / Container 30 Beautiful Container Gardens Fast, fabulous and fun, container gardens add zing to any deck, patio or yard. Check out our ideas for pretty plant combinations just right for the Midwest.
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Container Garden Ideas

Container gardening is a super-easy way to dress up your front porch, add a splash of color to shady areas, or cope with poor soil in your yard. “Many plants thrive in containers. The most important thing is good drainage,” says Barbara Wise, author of Container Gardening for All Seasons. “Make sure there’s a hole in the bottom of your pot so plants don’t drown, and read the tag or talk to the nursery to learn which plants do well in your specific conditions, such as full sun or shade.” While petunias and marigolds are reliable old standbys in pots, consider these other colorful plants and newer varieties that offer long-lasting beauty in any container:.
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Container Garden Ideas

Ball Horticultural Author Created with Sketch. By Arricca SanSone Feb 13, 2017 Container gardening is a super-easy way to dress up your front porch, add a splash of color to shady areas, or cope with poor soil in your yard. “Many plants thrive in containers. The most important thing is good drainage,” says Barbara Wise, author of Container Gardening for All Seasons. “Make sure there’s a hole in the bottom of your pot so plants don’t drown, and read the tag or talk to the nursery to learn which plants do well in your specific conditions, such as full sun or shade.” While petunias and marigolds are reliable old standbys in pots, consider these other colorful plants and newer varieties that offer long-lasting beauty in any container:.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below
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Container Garden Ideas

Ball Horticultural Author Created with Sketch. By Arricca SanSone Feb 13, 2017 Container gardening is a super-easy way to dress up your front porch, add a splash of color to shady areas, or cope with poor soil in your yard. “Many plants thrive in containers. The most important thing is good drainage,” says Barbara Wise, author of Container Gardening for All Seasons. “Make sure there’s a hole in the bottom of your pot so plants don’t drown, and read the tag or talk to the nursery to learn which plants do well in your specific conditions, such as full sun or shade.” While petunias and marigolds are reliable old standbys in pots, consider these other colorful plants and newer varieties that offer long-lasting beauty in any container:.
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Container Garden Ideas

Good companions Container designs should have plants with the same sun, soil and water requirements. Good companions include a variety of sedums and other succulents. The larger container at left features ‘Bon Bon’ (Sedum reflexum) for height with ‘Angelina’ (Sedum rupestre) and hens and chicks (Sempervivum) to fill. More ‘Angelina’ is in a companion pot. Tags: Plants, Flowers, Gardens, Container gardens, Tabletop, Spring gardening, Summer gardening, Spring, Summer
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Container Garden Ideas

In this wine-colored fall container garden pops of icy blue contrast the warm combos of bright pinks and deep purples. Photo by Jennifer Martiné Pinterest PagesPrevious 1 of 59 Next View All Wine punch Start with the plants, then pick a container that will extend the color theme. Here, a 16-inch-wide olive green pot makes the brighter foliage pop. More:
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Container Garden Ideas

Bright shades of yellow catch the eye, even across the yard, in this sunny container for gardening. Here, golden sunflowers with their big, bold blooms make an impact. This cheery container grows best in full sun.
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Instant vacation Flowers provide an instant vacation feel to any setting. Put out pretty containers in your backyard seating areas and grow flowering, fragrant favorites. The container pictured at left has pink begonias, red impatiens, gold-leaf fuchsia and English ivy. Tags: Plants, Flowers, Gardens, Container gardens, Tabletop, Spring gardening, Summer gardening, Spring, Summer
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Petite presence When you’ve got a small plant, using it in a tabletop container lets you bring it to eye level where it can be better appreciated. Here, hyacinths take the spotlight. Placing them up close means you can appreciate their fragrance better, too. Tags: Plants, Flowers, Gardens, Container gardens, Tabletop, Spring gardening, Summer gardening, Spring, Summer
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Multiple choice This succulent planting combines Echeveria spp. with various types of hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum spp.) in a sleek black metal container. You can choose from more than 40 species of hens-and-chicks to vary your look. A few smooth stones between plants give this combination a rocky, organic effect. Tags: Plants, Flowers, Gardens, Container gardens, Tabletop, Spring gardening, Summer gardening, Spring, Summer
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Backyard jungle Surround a burgundy paddle-leaf canna with low-growing, white-striped dwarf bamboo (Sasa masumuneana) to make a stunning foliage-focused container. Planting this bamboo in a pot will discourage rampant spreading. Tags: Plants, Flowers, Gardens, Container gardens, Tabletop, Spring gardening, Summer gardening, Spring, Summer
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9 of 28 Hint of Citrus Perfect for balmy climates but easy to move indoors in colder ones, this handsome container garden brings a touch of the Mediterranean to any sunny spot. The kumquat ‘Nagami,’ with glossy, dark-green leaves and fragrant flowers, is especially ornamental when bearing fruit. The aromatic underplanting of lavender and rosemary contributes texture, color, and visual balance, and these plants only grow vertically, so there’s no obscuring the decorative band that circles the pot. Photography: Victoria Pearson
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Perfect for balmy climates but easy to move indoors in colder ones, this handsome container garden brings a touch of the Mediterranean to any sunny spot. The kumquat ‘Nagami,’ with glossy, dark-green leaves and fragrant flowers, is especially ornamental when bearing fruit. The aromatic underplanting of lavender and rosemary contributes texture, color, and visual balance, and these plants only grow vertically, so there’s no obscuring the decorative band that circles the pot. Photography: Victoria Pearson
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Gardeners often overlook vertical space. Use freestanding or hanging containers to give your garden three-dimensional color. In this container: ‘Ramblin’ Violet’ Wave petunia, strawflower (Bracteantha bracteata), and ‘Cuzco Yellow’ creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens).
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Trailing vines, willow branches, creeping myrtle and fountaingrass give a relaxed, flowing feel to this container garden, created in a 24-inch galvanized-metal tub. For a more formal summer planting, see the next slide.
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Begonias are versatile, hardy, and showy with a variety of leaf shapes and flower colors ranging from white to brilliant orange. “Many varieties do very well in containers,” says Glenn Kopp, horticulture information manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. “Just don’t let them get too wet.” Plant them on their own in a hanging basket or in a mixed container.
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Create a perfect cottage container garden in a window by using soft shades of pink and purple and plants that have loose, open shapes. Here, petunias, licorice plant, and verbena do the job perfectly. This planting grows best in full sun.
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Swap plants out through the season to create different looks. Here for example, this bleeding heart looks beautiful in spring. Once it fades, plant it in the garden and grow fragrant purple heliotrope in the container instead. This planting grows best in shade.
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Trailing vines, willow branches, creeping myrtle and fountaingrass give a relaxed, flowing feel to this container garden, created in a 24-inch galvanized-metal tub. For a more formal summer planting, see the next slide. Here’s what we used: — Three 8-inch pots of fountaingrass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Autumn Light’) — Two 8-inch pots of sweet potato vine (lpomoea batatas) — 12 willow (Salix spp.) branches — Three 6-inch pots of marigolds (Tagetes spp.) — One 8-inch pot of creeping myrtle (Vinca minor ‘Variegata’)
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Swap plants out through the season to create different looks. Here for example, this bleeding heart looks beautiful in spring. Once it fades, plant it in the garden and grow fragrant purple heliotrope in the container instead. This planting grows best in shade.A. Dicentra spectabilis — 1 B. Impatiens ‘Ole Starburst’ — 3 C. Variegated ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea ‘Variegata’) — 3 D. Bacopa (Sutera cordata ‘Abunda White’) — 1
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Perfect for balmy climates but easy to move indoors in colder ones, this handsome container garden brings a touch of the Mediterranean to any sunny spot. The kumquat ‘Nagami,’ with glossy, dark-green leaves and fragrant flowers, is especially ornamental when bearing fruit. The aromatic underplanting of lavender and rosemary contributes texture, color, and visual balance, and these plants only grow vertically, so there’s no obscuring the decorative band that circles the pot.
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Fast, fabulous and fun, container gardens add zing to any deck, patio or yard. Check out our ideas for pretty plant combinations just right for the Midwest.
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Start with the plants, then pick a container that will extend the color theme. Here, a 16-inch-wide olive green pot makes the brighter foliage pop.