containers

  • 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…

  • How-To

    Midwest September Garden To-Do List

    Plant fall containers. With some of our summer containers looking a bit haggard, this is a great month to revive container plantings by removing spent plants and replacing them with…

  • man trimming shade container
    How-To

    How to Get Season-Long Performance Out of Your Shade Containers

    How is taking care of a container in the shade different from taking care of a container in full sun? Does the limited light provide additional challenges—or does it provide…

  • flowers and herbs growing on a small porch
    Design

    Art’s Creative Way to Enjoy the Garden

    Today we’re visiting with Art in Ada, Michigan, who has found a beautiful and unusual way to enjoy the bounty of the garden. There was a time when I had…

  • 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…

  • A stone patio with a chair surrounded by purple, blue, burgundy and white flowers
    Design

    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…

  • Collection

    Gorgeous Garden Container Designs, Tips, and Inspiration

    Like a blank canvas, a new container presents limitless opportunities and options for form, color, and texture. But before letting your imagination run wild with garden container designs for over-the-top…

  • 8 ways to add containers to your landscape
    Design

    8 Ways to Create Crowd-Pleasing Containers

    Containers open up a world of design possibilities for apartment dwellers, gardeners with limited time or space, and anyone who wants to add an instant focal point to their daily…

  • Design

    Anticipating Spring in the South

    Today we’re headed down to the warmth of Zone 8 and looking back at the beauties of this past spring with Caroline Williams. She has been playing with flower gardening…

  • How-To

    Earth-Friendly Containers

    The dirty secret of gardening is that there is an aspect of the hobby that is terrible for the environment—namely, the plastic pots that dominate the nursery industry. It’s a…