Container Gardening

Container Gardening

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Small-space gardening can present daunting challenges for landscape designers. But thanks to clever fencing, strategically placed plantings, and creative design, this 500-square-foot rooftop garden has become a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. 
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.
Looking for the perfect pop of color to draw your eye and enhance your mood in the garden? Create a stunning focal point by including a container—a central subject that can lend continuity throughout the seasons as plants go in and out of bloom. 
If the thought of approaching winter has you down about your garden, let houseplants come to the rescue! Tovah Martin, author of The Unexpected Houseplant, offers some great advice on how to make your windowsills shine all the way through spring.
Related Topics: Grow | Container Gardening | Houseplants | Winter
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.
Related Topics: Ideas | concrete | Container Gardening
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.

 

Containers are as complicated as they are chic — and worth every minute of your effort
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