container garden

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    Perfect Plants for Pots Along Pathways

    This diverse and exciting plant group seems like it appeared overnight, with new varieties emerging every day. Sun or shade, upright or trailing, dwarf or massive—there is a coleus for…

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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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    Great Plants for Focal-Point Pots

    There are times in life when you just don’t have the patience to wait. You need a focal point, and you need it now. Maybe you’re throwing a party tomorrow…

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    Low-Care Plants for Seating-Area Pots

    If there is one hot plant group I couldn’t live without, it would be succulents. Their luxurious textures, shapes, and colors offer incomparable bold structure. I often create succulent gardens…

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    Exciting Container Plants for Summer

    I’m particularly fond of big, gaudy plants, but I like teeny tiny ones too. Large-leaved tropical plants really take the heat and can do wonders for planters around pool decks…

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    Unexpected Container Plants for Fall

    Fall and winter give me the opportunity to start over with my container designs, even though we associate this time with the end of the growing season. My favorite plants…

  • Container Plants for Spring
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    Great Container Plants for Spring

    It is next to impossible to pick my favorite spring plants for containers. So I imagine that my greenhouse is on fire: If I only had time to grab an…

  • poolside garden bed with containers and hydrangeas
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    Lisa’s North Carolina Garden

    Hi! My name is Lisa and I’m new to gardening. I started with a bare yard when we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, from Toronto in 2017—a whole new world…

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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…

  • 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…