Container GardeningDress up your garden with these ideas for gorgeous planters full of flowers, veggies and more.
Containers are great for beginning gardeners, people who have limited space or anyone who wants to dress up their porch or patio. They can be planted with a single plant or a combination of plants depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Popular plants for containers include flowers, herbs, veggies, grasses and succulents. Many gardeners switch out the plants they grow seasonally to ensure nonstop color throughout the year.
When selecting planters for a container garden you’ll want to pick something that suits your taste, allows for proper drainage and is an appropriate size and weight for where you plan to place it. Garden pots come in a wide variety of materials and styles, so you’ll definitely find something you like. Check out the following articles for tips and ideas for creating your own container garden.
Browse a collection of photos showing a variety of container gardening ideas.
Solutions for livening up shady areas with potted plants that will thrive in low light.
A guide to creating arrangements of plants grouped to contrast their color, texture and height.
Learn how to design Pinterest-worthy containers with these online courses from Karen Chapman, of Le Jardinet Designs.
How to use succulents as living adornments to create their distinctive container gardens.
See examples of how grasses, sedges and rushes can be effectively used as container plants.
Using Drip Irrigation to Water Your Container Plants
Learn how to set up a drip irrigation system for your containers.
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