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Container Gardens

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


Container Gardens

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Bargain Blooms | Take advantage of seasonal sales at your local nursery, and stock up on popular plants. Keep them in their nursery pots, and display them in galvanized buckets on the porch until you are ready to plant them in your garden. Recreate this look with gerbera daisies, salvias, shasta daisies, daylilies, and sweet potato vines.

Bargain Blooms

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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.

Romantic Stair Step Pots

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Add a Tropical Punch | Are you dreaming of a summer vacation, but the only thing on the horizon is more heat and humidity? It may not be a balmy getaway, but 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.

Add a Tropical Punch

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Warm and Cheerful Trio | Heat-tolerant geraniums, calibrachoas, and mecardonias in bright red, yellow, and purple shout a welcome in a cheerful way.

Warm and Cheerful Trio

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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).

Tulips, Pansies, Acorus, Heuchera, Ivy and Fern

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Follow the Magic Formula | This lush planter reflects the proven "thriller, filler, spiller" recipe that puts a tall plant in the center, mounding plants on the sides, and trailing plants flowing over the edges.

A Quick Container Combo | In the largest pot, working from back to front and tallest to shortest, densely plant 'Liberty Classic Yellow' snap-dragon, 'Bouquet Rose Magic' dianthus, and 'Tickled Pink' veronica. Place 'New Look' dusty miller and 'Lemon Ball' sedum in the front to trail over the edge.Pack a powerful, single-note punch in the two smaller pots by planting 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum' petunia in the midsize container and more sedum in the smallest.

102 Container Gardening Ideas

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Blue Lily-of-the-Nile | Lily-of-the-Nile makes a big statement around this pool. The blue of the flowers mirrors the blue of the pool.

Blue Lily-of-the-Nile

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Mandevilla | Mandevillas in containers twine through this railing on a rooftop deck. Reveling in hot weather, mandevilla can grow more than 10 feet a year.

Add a Tropical Punch | Are you dreaming of a summer vacation, but the only thing on the horizon is more heat and humidity? It may not be a balmy getaway, but bringing the Tropics to your doorstep is a breeze with this combo.

Add a Tropical Punch

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  • Diane Cobb
    Diane Cobb

    I bought some elephant ears and I'm going to put some in planters will add some petunia for color

Bring on Spring! | Combine daffodils with citrus hues and fragrant seasonal blooms for colorful containers that keep on giving. This trio combines floriferous 'Superbells Dreamsicle' calibrachoa, fragrant 'Snow Princess' sweet alyssum, and cool-weather 'Sunsatia Lemon' nemesia.

Bring on Spring!

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Warm and Cheerful Trio | Heat-tolerant geraniums, calibrachoas, and mecardonias in bright red, yellow, and purple shout a welcome in a cheerful way.

Warm and Cheerful Trio

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

Pink Nature-Inspired Planters

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Bring Spring Indoors | Here, we've paired an assortment of popular bulbs with an industrial-style galvanized-metal container you might find at a flea market, antiques store, or online. Search local garden centers for inexpensive forced bulbs.

Indoor Container Gardening Ideas

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Impatiens & Dwarf Spruce | Use impatiens to accent porches and entryways. Here, a skirt of coral impatiens surrounds a dwarf Alberta spruce.

Impatiens & Dwarf Spruce

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  • Karen Cockerham
    Karen Cockerham

    It is never a good idea to plant flowers around the base of a Dwarf Alberta Spruce, like the one in the photo. When other plants touch the needles of this spruce, the spruce will develop bare spots where the plants touch it. Seeing this photo makes me cringe, because I know what that spruce will look like at the end of the season when the new guinea impatiens die.

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Create a Stunning Fall Hydrangea Arrangement

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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. | SouthernLiving.com

101 Container Gardening Ideas

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

101 Container Gardening Ideas

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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. | SouthernLiving.com

101 Container Gardening Ideas

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

Plant a Basil Herb Garden

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  • Susan Montella
    Susan Montella

    Already did it!

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

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

Plant These Bright Ideas

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

Plant These Bright Ideas

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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.

Plant These Bright Ideas

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  • Kickshaw, Inc.
    Kickshaw, Inc.

    I've done a version of this - great project! Beautiful results!

Create Your Own Custom Garden Southern Living has done the work for you. We’ve selected plants that grow well together and show off nonstop blooms all summer long. Add instant style to your front door, deck, or patio. Garden expert Carmen Johnston shows you how to get ready for entertaining with the Southern Living Color Collection found only at The Home Depot. Click through for the Step-by-Step Video

Plant These Bright Ideas

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  • Amel Ben Dhia
    Amel Ben Dhia

    Cest mon rève lol

  • Jake Conner
    Jake Conner

    Looks great !