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Container Gardens

Enjoy nonstop color all year long with beautiful container gardens for your porches and patios.

Romantic Stair Step Pots | 'Caliente Pink' geraniums, 'Surfinia Rose Veined' petunias, and 'Techno Heat Light Blue' lobelias create a soft and feminine color palette for this doorstep welcome. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas

Pink Nature-Inspired Planters | The natural hues of the sweet potato vine and pennisetum make the trio of pink geraniums, petunias, and angelonias pop. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas

Add a Tropical Punch | Bringing the Tropics to your doorstep is a breeze with this combo: giant-leaved, sunny ‘Maui Gold’ elephant’s ear; heavily blooming, fiery orange SunPatiens; velvety, fragrant citronella plant; purple iridescent Persian shield; and a heavenly skirt of angel vine spilling down the sides. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas

Plant a Basil Herb Garden | Flavor your summer meals with the season's best herb. |

Plant a Basil Herb Garden

How to Plant Bulbs in a Container - planting in fall and leaving outside during winter will bring forth better blooms because of the exposure to winter cold!

How To Plant Bulbs in Containers

Decorate Your Table Create a party centerpiece and then re-plant outside later.

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Welcome with Color Plant a flat-sided basket with your faves and hang on the door.

Plant These Bright Ideas

Think Big: Complement the scale of your home with the right size pots. Bonus: Larger containers mean you’ll water less. Add paint: Customize your look by painting the pots to match the trim on your home. Apply two coats, and let dry completely prior to planting. Stack ’em up: Position the larger pot first, fill with potting soil, and then top with the smaller pot, placing it toward the back. Plant Smart: Place tall in the back, texture in the middle, and trailing toward the front.

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Tulips, Pansies, Acorus, Heuchera, Ivy and Fern | Pair your tulips with Lavender Blue' and 'Purple Wing' Plentifall pansies, acorus, heuchera, variegated ivy, and 'Tiger' fern (a selection of Boston fern). |

101 Container Gardening Ideas
  • Sherry Koenig

    I may do this in an indoor pot just get a bit of spring in the air early.

  • Josee Santo

    I love the variety of flowers, and the variety in color. So pretty!

Twinspurs, Violas and Kale | March weather is unpredictable, so for those cool days, try the prolific pink blooms of 'Strawberry Sundae' twinspurs (Diascia hybrid). They will keep looking great even when temperatures fluctuate. |

101 Container Gardening Ideas

Cheery Chrysanthemums | Nothing ushers in autumn like mums. Slip them between the coleus from your summer pots for a big show of color. |

Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

Strawberry Jar Violas | Violas are a beautiful and easy-to-maintain plant for the fall, blooming even longer than pansies. This strawberry jar features a striking combination of ‘Sorbet Plum Velvet’ and ‘Sorbet Icy Blue’ violas. |

Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

Vibrant Seasonal Pot | This explosive combo combines seasonal favorites like eye-catching purple fountain grass, ‘Fireworks’ gomphrena, and ‘Bandana Red’ lantanas for colorful blooms. Add sweet potato vines for an extra pop at the bottom. This pot will last until your first frost. |

Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

Show-Stopping Autumn Window Box | Dwarf Alberta spruce acts as a focal point for this fall-focused window box, while kales, pansies, and violas provide fall colors and textures. For a bit of romance, English ivy cascades over the sides of the box. |

Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

Bright Gold Fall Container Gardens | Pansies and violas are the easiest way to add long-lasting color to a fall container garden. This container creates a sunny color scheme with ‘Ogon’ golden sweet flag, ‘Matrix Yellow Blotch’ pansy, and ‘Penny Clear Yellow’ viola. |

Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

Stunning Marigold Fall Container | The sun's lower angle causes the ribs and veins of ‘Red Gaint’ mustard to glow white to chartreuse in contrast to its deep maroon foliage. ‘Bonanza Harmony’ Marigolds bring a burst of autumn orange and yellows to this fall container, while ‘Angelina’ sedums tie it all together. |

Best Ideas for Fall Container Gardening

Plant Your Walls | Transform any bare vertical spot into a lush living wall with this simple and smart planting system. |

Plant Your Walls

If summertime means lake time, then don't forget the dock. Add a splash of color in a red, white, and blue palette to the spot where you'll enjoy it most. |

Plant a Patriotic Container

Easy DIY Container Gardens | Boxwood Container |

How To Plant a Boxwood Container

Easy DIY Container Gardens | Succulent Container |

How To Plant a Succulent Container Garden

Easy DIY Container Gardens | Annual Container |

How To Plant an Annual Container

Easy DIY Container Gardens | Windowsill Herb Container |

How To Plant a Windowsill Herb Garden