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  • Container Design
    Design

    The Elements of Great Garden-Container Design Simplified

    The principles and elements of design allow us to pair the plants we choose with the right companions and containers and to place them in the perfect location within the…

  • ornamental grass plumes in front of red foliage
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    November in Colorado

    I'm Bonnie Phipps Moninger from Boulder, Colorado, and these photos were taken in November 2021. I've been gardening since 2006 in Boulder and had never seen our fall colors so…

  • container with various green foliage plants
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    Designing Containers With Plants From My Boston Garden

    Nancy Kressin designs containers in Boston and is sharing some of them with us today. I first learned the term “shopping in my garden” from the writer and podcast host…

  • companion planting
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    Companion Planting Is Not a Myth

    Companion planting is the long-standing practice of partnering two or more plants in hopes of achieving a new benefit. Information on which plants to use in companion planting has been…

  • vintage french iron planter before plants
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    12 Elevated Garden-Container Designs Where the Pot Is the Star

    Containers add a pop of garden interest almost anywhere and in any season. One of my garden mentors, Thomas Hobbs, once said, “To design in a container, you must love…

  • sturdy winter container
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    Create a Sturdy Winter Container Arrangement

    Winter combinations of stems and branches are lovely seasonal accents, but if they are not adequately supported, your decorations may flop or capsize in the wind. To avoid those pitfalls,…

  • close up of purple Foxgloves flower spires
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    Mary’s Perfectly Imperfect Garden

    Mary gardens in Zone 6a on what she calls her “Imperfect Acre.” She likes to celebrate gardening with all the flaws and to remind everyone that a garden doesn’t have…

  • container next to a garden bench with purple and yellow flowers
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    Container Planting Inspiration From Katie

    Today we’re visiting with Katie Verdieck in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Katie is a landscape designer, and she specializes in creating beautiful containers. They’re great inspiration for every gardener because no…

  • pink roses and other evergreen shrubs
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    Linda’s Calgary Garden

    We’re visiting with Linda Grey-Martin today. Hello from Calgary, Alberta. Our climate is officially Zone 4a, although many Zone 5 plants survive in my garden. Calgary is close to the…

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    Planning a Garden From Scratch: Notes From Designing a Painter’s Garden

    When the time came for me to transform a 90-year-old putting green into a perennial garden on my family's three-generation plot, I froze. As a designer, I usually seek out…