Plan the Best Container Garden Ever! (Fine Gardening)

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Newsletter: Plan the Best Container Garden Ever!

Looking for container garden inspiration? We’ve got the information you need, all in one place: articles and videos that can help you turn that boring pot by the front door into a true garden focal point. Also read about paperwhite narcissus, a surefire choice to brighten up your home in winter.

A Guide to Container Gardening

Get design ideas and proven techniques for all aspects of container gardening, including plant and container selection, planting advice, and maintenance tips. Browse container photos from our gardening community, and share photos of your own container creations.

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Container Gardening Articles


Designing Great Containers
A little experimenting at the nursery yields better combinations at home
Stylish Shady Containers
Low light doesn’t have to cramp your creativity or limit your plant choices

Container TLC
The right care and feeding are the secrets to keeping your pots lush and healthy all season long


Make Your Own Hypertufa Container
Hypertufa looks like stone but weighs less and takes whatever shape you want
3 Ways to Design with Containers
Go from humdrum to eye-catching with these easily adaptable strategies

Think Outside the Window Box
Make a creative difference with these four design tips

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.