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  • ღ Trudy Widlak ღ

    Compact Kitchen Container Garden Container. Reap healthful, delicious harvests even in a small space with a container garden filled with herbs and vegetables.

  • Kirsten Eck

    Compact Kitchen Container Garden A: Swiss chard (Beta vulgarism cicla 'Bright Lights') --2 B: Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'purple ruffles') --1 C: Ornamental pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Medusa') -- 2 D: Golden oregano (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum') --2 E: Variegated sage (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina') --1

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While we typically think of attracting butterflies with flowers, don't forget about host plants. Here, fennel is a good way to attract swallowtail caterpillars. A. Bronze fennel (Foeniculum vulgare 'Rubrum') -- 2 B. Nasturtium (Tropaeoleum 'Scarlet Gleam') -- 4 C. Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Tricolor') -- 1 D. Sage (Salvia officinalis) -- 1

Better Homes and Gardens. Has some great ideas for container gardening. I like the Japenese bloodgrass here.

More on Texture Grasses seem to go with everything. Get the look in your vegetable garden by incorporating onions and chives. They offer a great contrast to the cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers shown here. And happily, their flavors are a perfect fit, too! Test Garden Tip: Lemongrass is another great pick for adding a grassy texture.

~Great Container Gardens...A Dwarf sunflower B Snapdragon Yellow Chimes C Celosia Fresh Look Yellow D Marigold Janie Bright Yellow E Lysimachia Outback Sunset F sweet potatoe vine Variegate~

A. Alternathera 'Purple Knight' -- 1 B. Calibrachoa 'Blush Purple' -- 6 C. Plectranthus argentatus -- 1 D. Vinca major 'Variegata' -- 2 E. Dracaena marginata --

Garden RECIPES!!! Create Architectural Interest Use plant forms to create architectural interest in your landscape. Here, a fullmoon maple makes a wonderful contrast against mounding plants and its square container.

something magical happens when I first see the cat that lives at the nursery.

Dahlia, Sweet Potato Vine, Superbells,with some coleus would be a pretty combo

terracotta and topiary, unknown location by iandjbannerman, via Flickr