container garden

  • conifers in containers
    How-To

    How to Grow Conifers in Containers

    The sculptural qualities and year-round presence of evergreen conifers make them valuable assets in a garden. Planting conifers in containers is useful because they can be easily moved, combined with…

  • small garden patio with black table set
    Design

    Turning a Problem Into a Feature

    Today we're visiting Kathleen Hooper's garden. When my family and I moved from two acres in Connecticut to our Winnetka, Illinois (near Chicago) house, I inherited a small landscaped yard.…

  • shade garden with a begonia in a pot
    Design

    Nancy’s Boston Garden

    Today we’re visiting Nancy Kressin’s garden. I have been building my garden in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury for 24 years, with the simultaneous goals of collecting as many…

  • tropical shade container
    Design

    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…

  • garden fence with gate covered in rambling rose
    Design

    A Warm-Climate Gardener Visits the North

    Today’s photos are from Teresa Watkins. Living in tropical gardening Zone 9b, I'm always excited to visit my husband's family in Taunton, Massachusetts, to envy their Zone 6b gardens. This…

  • grouped container plantings look like garden bed
    Design

    Turning an Eyesore Into a Garden

    My name is Wema Mojar from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. We have an abandoned pool that had become an eyesore, so I turned it into a classic small space garden using…

  • covered porch with hanging baskets overlooking a sunset
    Design

    Lisa’s Ohio Garden

    Today we’re visiting Lisa Countryman’s garden in Hillsboro, Ohio. Hanging baskets are an easy way to bring a garden into any space. In the foreground, the hanging basket combines a…

  • Magda squash
    How-To

    Great Veggie Varieties to Grow in Containers

    Some of us veggie gardeners are blessed with several acres, but some of us have smaller yards to work with. Some of us may even be limited to just a…

  • Mix of perennials in summer containers
    Design

    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…

  • An old log-cabin-style house in a green garden
    Design

    A Garden Around a 280-Year-Old Home

    Hello, Fine Gardening. It’s Jojo again (Jojo's Lancaster Garden), and do I have a phenomenal flower tour for you! The apple does not fall far from the tree. I learned…