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Making Containers at Chanticleer

Learn how public gardens create those over-the-top container displays.

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Jonathan Wright of Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania shows you how public gardens create those over-the-top container displays.

There are over 150 containers on display on the main terrace surrounding the house. Jonathan changes every container at least twice per year, to make sure the containers match with the seasons. Some containers are meant to last through the entire growing season, while some are quicker flashes of color that come and go with time. Jonathan creates about 300 different container combinations every year.

Some containers are designed to match with their surroundings. On the patio, many of the containers have silvery and purple colors to match the slate covering the patio.

Container ideas can be formed around specific plants, areas of the garden, or based on the blooming time.

Jonathan creates container designs for specific areas in mind. In dark, lifeless-looking areas, he tries to bring in some bold color.

Jonathan recommends staying…

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