container design

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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…

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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…

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    Designing Long-Lasting Containers

    We are all probably familiar with this scenario: You’ve created a beautiful container planting that brings you joy in spring, only to have that joy turn to dismay when the…

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    Create a Colorful Summer Container Garden

    When the heat of summer truly sets in, many gardeners prefer to sit back in the shade and enjoy their garden, instead of sweating to maintain it. The one task…

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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…

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    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…