Container gardening is great for gardeners of all ages and skill levels. Containers are easy to water and weed, can be moved to different locations for sun or privacy, and they add pizzazz to small spaces. They’re terrific accents for decks and patios, and add a welcoming touch of curb appeal to entryways. Ready to be inspired?
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No soil in your back yard? No problem! Containers let you garden in bits and pieces and are perfect for small homes. Varying container sizes and styles lets you fill nooks and crannies — and even walls — with natural textures and colors. Best of all? No muddy shoes to track dirt inside!
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Containers create mini-climates, so you’ll want to choose plants that thrive in specific conditions. Ferns love full shade, so this frondy fellow is quite happy under a covered porch, although it’ll need regular hand watering. A second-hand wash stand makes an eye-catching container.
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Containers come in all sizes, shapes, and materials to fit every budget and style. When you’re creating a container garden, make sure the color and size of your pots sync up with your scheme — whether a formal entry or a devil-may-care patio.
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Compact, easy-to-reach containers put plants right where little hands can dig in. Assign a container or two to each of your kids and teach them how to care for plants, and you’ll be sewing the seeds of home ownership pride.
Sidewalk planters are a great way to add color and greenery to urban settings. Choose drought-resistant plants that need little maintenance. Hardy plants, such as these evergreen boxwoods (Buxus), ivy, and impatiens, thrive in tough city climates. Deep containers require less frequent waterings.
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When it comes to containers, a little imagination can go a long way toward creating great curb appeal. These home owners proudly display their last initial with a living vertical wall container full of drought-tolerant succulents.
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