container design

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    Tropical Inspiration for Shade Containers

    It’s easy to ignore the shady corners of our gardens and focus on areas with the most light, especially when it comes to creating warm-season containers. Many of us get…

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    Scenes From Reneé’s Gardens

    Today we’re looking at photos sent in by Reneé Clermont in Edgartown, Massachusetts, whose company Second Nature Designs does landscape design and gardening work. I love the over-the-top color of…

  • Mix of perennials in summer containers

    Ditch Pre-Potted Nursery Containers for Your Own Creations

    Our gardens are bursting with growth in early summer: roses are budding, peonies (Paeonia spp. and cvs., Zones 3-9) are blooming, and dahlias (Dahlia spp. and cvs., Zones 7-11) are…

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    Deconstructing the Ingredients of a Shade Container

    When thinking of creating container gardens, sun-loving plants usually come to mind. However, the Mid-Atlantic gardener can put together a wonderfully textured container focusing on shade plants. Here are a…

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    Growing Lotus in Containers in the Northeast

    Growing aquatic plants in containers may seem like something too challenging to attempt, but it is far easier than you may think. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera, Zones 4–10), a type of…

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    Mary’s Creative Container Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Mary Danzis, who is sharing a creative container display from her garden through the seasons. By stacking a series of terra-cotta pots, Mary has made a…

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    Winter Container Inspiration

    When the snowflakes begin to fly and the ground becomes frozen solid, many gardeners start to lament the end of the season. Sadly, for much of the country, the planting…

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    Start With a Star: Container Design Tips

    Surrounding a dramatic “thriller” with the right supporting cast is a time-honored formula for container garden success. If you want to freshen up your potted displays, look for show-stoppers to…

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    Secrets to Wow-Worthy Containers

    Containers are the answer for many landscape quandaries. Does your house seem too barren? Add a few containers to help soften edges and add some color. Do you have a…

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    Creating High-Drama Container Designs

    Today’s photos come from Laurel Prothro. The project started with accumulating volunteer hours for my Master Gardener certificate, I started and completed the wonderful course early this year with the…