Container Gardening

Container Gardening

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We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Have no fear—Janet Loughrey offers solutions for livening up that shady area, including insights into the best plant combinations that will thrive in low light.
Color, texture, and height—three things to make a statement in the garden. Nick McCullough guides us through experimenting with these three characteristics and the plants used to achieve unexpected and tasteful container garden combinations including drought-tolerant picks.
In the spirit of the handmade home, we’ve uncovered ten exemplary examples of artisan-made planters, vases, and vessels—true heirloom pieces to carry through the seasons.
Connecting the ancient world with 21st century garden design, relics of the time such as rustic urns and pots can bring the romance of the ancient world into your garden.

 

Kyle Hart’s handmade concrete pots and planters can be customized to enhance any garden space.
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Karen Chapman has been designing beautiful container gardens since 1996 in the Pacific Northwest. As a self-proclaimed “busy” gardener, she offers these survival tips for reviving container plants and keeping them thriving.

 

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Containers are as complicated as they are chic — and worth every minute of your effort
Fresh combinations for container plantings from Seattle landscape designers Glenn Withey and Charles Price. 
Grasses, sedges and rushes are major players in gardens from coast to coast. But their textures, colors and toughness also have them headed for stardom in another role – as container plants. Here against a varied backdrop of settings at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, are examples of the tall and the small, the bold and the delicate – something for everyone.
The perfect balance of foliage and flowers, these container recipes from Ball Horticulture are guaranteed to delight
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