Garden Planter Ideas

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Garden Planter Ideas

20 of 28 Prettier Planter Instead of the usual sphagnum moss or coconut fiber, line a hanging planter with canna or hosta leaves. Choose large, thick leaves from your garden or florist, and overlap them a few times to create a supportive base. Plant cascading annuals, such as these sun-loving Calibrachoa, and enjoy the sight of them brimming out of a better-looking basket. Though the leaves will eventually brown, they will become obstructed from view as the colorful annuals trail toward the ground.

Garden Planter Ideas

Old and New These traditional English garden irises contrast with the contemporary look of these large flower pots. Informal Container This large pot, made from weatherproof Cor-Ten steel, fits perfectly into the look of an informal garden space. Beautiful with Japanese Maples Because Japanese maples are compact and slow-growing, they make lovely candidates for your patio containers. Galvanized Containers Containers of varying heights and widths decorate this raised vegetable patch of chives, peppers, leeks, strawberries and tomatoes. Mixing Hues The dark red of these large, contemporary containers mixes with the complementary hues of green Dasylirion longissimum. Garden Catwalk The colorful, spiky Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’ planted in these tall, geometric containers gives this wooden garden catwalk a dramtic look. Brilliant Contrast The brilliant red of this Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) stands out even more dramatically when contrasted against the cobalt blue of this old oil drum container. Lavender Container A large, round container will offer balance to the foliage and flowers of English lavender, a strongly aromatic addition to any summer garden.

Garden Planter Ideas

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Instead of the usual sphagnum moss or coconut fiber, line a hanging planter with canna or hosta leaves. Choose large, thick leaves from your garden or florist, and overlap them a few times to create a supportive base. Plant cascading annuals, such as these sun-loving Calibrachoa, and enjoy the sight of them brimming out of a better-looking basket. Though the leaves will eventually brown, they will become obstructed from view as the colorful annuals trail toward the ground.

Garden Planter Ideas

Less labor-intensive than tending to a yard, potted plants let you cultivate your creativity and amplify your green thumb — minus all the weeding. There’s almost no restriction on what to use as a planter — as long as the dirt stays in and the water drains out, you’re good to grow. The roots will get thirstier since they aren’t in the Earth, so give your above-ground garden regular soakings; slow-release fertilizer encourages blooming all summer long.

Garden Planter Ideas

Previous11 Surprising Uses for Dental Floss view gallery Less labor-intensive than tending to a yard, potted plants let you cultivate your creativity and amplify your green thumb — minus all the weeding. There’s almost no restriction on what to use as a planter — as long as the dirt stays in and the water drains out, you’re good to grow. The roots will get thirstier since they aren’t in the Earth, so give your above-ground garden regular soakings; slow-release fertilizer encourages blooming all summer long. More view gallery

Garden Planter Ideas

Less labor-intensive than tending to a yard, potted plants let you cultivate your creativity and amplify your green thumb — minus all the weeding. There’s almost no restriction on what to use as a planter — as long as the dirt stays in and the water drains out, you’re good to grow. The roots will get thirstier since they aren’t in the Earth, so give your above-ground garden regular soakings; slow-release fertilizer encourages blooming all summer long. More view gallery

Garden Planter Ideas

How to Grow Flowering Vines in Containers Many compact climbers, such as jasmine and some clematis, are well suited to living in pots. All they need is a good-sized container, suitable support and regular watering and feeding. Using Large Garden Containers Need some container gardening ideas? Browse 10 examples for using large garden containers from the pros at HGTV.com. How to Plant a Cactus Container Garden Yee-haw! Turn a container into a desert landscape by filling it with prickly cacti and other succulent plants.

Garden Planter Ideas

23 of 28 Modern Planter Steel utility boxes from the hardware store make sleek, modern pots. Choose a range of shapes and sizes. Turn so that the side with holes is at the bottom, and plant with low-growing succulents, such as Echeveria ‘Black Prince’ (left) and Sempervivum; top with gravel. (We used No. 2 grade grit.) For an exotic centerpiece, arrange several in a tray filled with grit.

We planted this sunny collection of annuals in a child’s wagon, but any rectangular planter with similar dimensions will work. Tuck extra bedding plants into fun containers, such as brightly colored beach pails. Be sure to drill a hole in the bottom to allow good drainage. Our wagon includes:

A long planter chock-full of flowers and foliage substitutes for a window box on a porch railing. ‘Goldilocks’ creeping Jenny, ‘Burlesque’ pigeon berry, Madagascar dragon tree, calibrochoa and coleus create a lush mix of upright and trailing plants.

Create a signature planter by repurposing a cardboard letter. Cut off one face of the hollow initial, line with a plastic bag, then fill with soil and add small flowers like pansies or morning glories. Good Housekeeping Lab tip: Poke holes in the base to let excess water drain.

3 Of 13 Initial Planters Create a signature planter by repurposing a cardboard letter. Cut off one face of the hollow initial, line with a plastic bag, then fill with soil and add small flowers like pansies or morning glories. Good Housekeeping Lab tip: Poke holes in the base to let excess water drain. Alissa Saylor for Hello Glow

Sitting pretty A long planter chock-full of flowers and foliage substitutes for a window box on a porch railing. ‘Goldilocks’ creeping Jenny, ‘Burlesque’ pigeon berry, Madagascar dragon tree, calibrochoa and coleus create a lush mix of upright and trailing plants. Tags: Plants, Flowers, Gardens, Container gardens, Tabletop, Spring gardening, Summer gardening, Spring, Summer

12 of 28 Secret Garden Shady spaces are always inviting on sunny summer days, especially when they feel like hideaways. To bring the garden inside this pergola, two same-size spherical baskets are hung at different heights; soft cushions on the bench below invite passersby to stop and rest. The whites of dusty miller, helichrysum, and ivy geranium ‘White Nicole’ brighten the shady corners and stand in contrast to the varied pinks and purples of nierembergia ‘Purple Robe’ and ivy geranium ‘Blue Beard.’

You are hereMidwest Living / Garden / Container 30 Beautiful Container Gardens Fast, fabulous and fun, container gardens add zing to any deck, patio or yard. Check out our ideas for pretty plant combinations just right for the Midwest.

Create a perfect cottage container garden in a window by using soft shades of pink and purple and plants that have loose, open shapes. Here, petunias, licorice plant, and verbena do the job perfectly. This planting grows best in full sun.

Repeating an element is one of the most effective tools of garden design. It applies to containers for gardening, too. Here, purple New Zealand flax and coralbells go together, as well as the arching form of the flax and the fiber optic grass. This planting grows best in partial sun.

Swap plants out through the season to create different looks. Here for example, this bleeding heart looks beautiful in spring. Once it fades, plant it in the garden and grow fragrant purple heliotrope in the container instead. This planting grows best in shade.

Repeating an element is one of the most effective tools of garden design. It applies to containers for gardening, too. Here, purple New Zealand flax and coralbells go together, as well as the arching form of the flax and the fiber optic grass. This planting grows best in partial sun. A. Fiber optic grass (Scirpus cernuus) — 1 B. Coralbells (Heuchera ‘Amethyst Mist’) — 1 C. New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax) — 1 D. Variegated geranium (Pelargonium ‘Happy Thought’) — 1 E. Calamondin (Citrofortunella microcarpa) — 1

Swap plants out through the season to create different looks. Here for example, this bleeding heart looks beautiful in spring. Once it fades, plant it in the garden and grow fragrant purple heliotrope in the container instead. This planting grows best in shade.A. Dicentra spectabilis — 1 B. Impatiens ‘Ole Starburst’ — 3 C. Variegated ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea ‘Variegata’) — 3 D. Bacopa (Sutera cordata ‘Abunda White’) — 1

In this wine-colored fall container garden pops of icy blue contrast the warm combos of bright pinks and deep purples. Photo by Jennifer Martiné Pinterest PagesPrevious 1 of 59 Next View All Wine punch Start with the plants, then pick a container that will extend the color theme. Here, a 16-inch-wide olive green pot makes the brighter foliage pop. More:

Perfect for balmy climates but easy to move indoors in colder ones, this handsome container garden brings a touch of the Mediterranean to any sunny spot. The kumquat ‘Nagami,’ with glossy, dark-green leaves and fragrant flowers, is especially ornamental when bearing fruit. The aromatic underplanting of lavender and rosemary contributes texture, color, and visual balance, and these plants only grow vertically, so there’s no obscuring the decorative band that circles the pot.

Overflowing pots (and a friendly dog) will welcome visitors to a covered porch. The space has been turned into a traditional shade garden, albeit one that can be rearranged on a whim. Shade border stalwarts like silvery Japanese painted fern, hosta ‘Krossa Regal,’ leather wood fern, heuchera ‘Autumn Bride,’ and foamflower ‘Black Velvet’ are planted in low terra-cotta pots; the first fern also appears in the hanging basket. These plantings won’t need much more than water, grooming, and a periodic check for slugs. Unlike beds, they can be maintained while you sit on the porch, saving your knees and back.

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