container design

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    Creative Container Designs That Welcome Summer

    I have a passion for green things—and all things related to green things. Plant and container specimens line my greenhouse shelves, carport, and driveway. Come summer, I put all worries…

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    Unique Spring-Container Design Ideas

    When the bulbs first start breaking through the ground in spring, it’s easy to focus all our energy on our garden beds. After all, there are edges to sharpen, holes…

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    This Year in Marilyn’s Garden

    We’re visiting with Marilyn Regnier today. We’ve visited her garden before (Marilyn’s Missouri-Inspired Garden in Minnesota), and today she’s joining in the fun of looking back and sharing the highlights…

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    Cold-Weather Combinations for Fall Containers

    I don’t agree with gardeners who think fall and winter is the time to throw in the towel. Oncoming cooler weather tells me it’s time to find a warm place…

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    Focal-Point Container Design

    Whether it’s a view, a specimen plant, or a favorite vessel you want people to notice, a focal point draws attention and leads the eye from one distinct area or object…

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    Container Designs for Seating Areas

    All gardeners should find time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor—although that's usually easier said than done among the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Make…

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    Claudia’s Condo Garden

    Today’s photos are from Claudia Meyer. I am living in a new condo on the opposite side of a park in southeastern Wisconsin. We have a berm that the builder…

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    Interesting Plants for Entryway Pots

    Silver and gold foliage are fantastic in their ability to make a container combination shine, especially in entry combinations that need help emphasizing details from a distance. Silver plants make…

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    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…

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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…