Become a FAN of the Container Gardening Alliance (Willem Van Cotthem)

I have a special request for you : please visit my new Facebook-page






and click on the ‘Like’ button to show your interest.


Looking for a simple and user-friendly classification system of all the available photos, I opted for a page with a series of albums to be created with available illustrations (photos, videos, …) classified in categories :

• Types of containers : pots, bottles, planters, trays, barrels, sacks, bags, cans, cups, cartons, gutters, …

• Species of plants grown in containers : vegetables, herbs, ornamentals, succulents, …

• Types of container combinations : risers, towers, hanging containers, …


The number of albums will grow when illustrations of new CG-ideas are uploaded on this Alliance-page.


I started uploading some albums myself, so that you get soon a clear view on our main objective: making available for all our CG-fans a fantastic survey of container gardening potentials.


In the meanwhile, I will continue to publish links to interesting publications on CG and I keep counting on the contributions of the fans of this new Facebook-page.


Please help me to get a swift start of this “encyclopedia” of container gardening images by clicking on the ‘Like’ button of “Container Gardening Alliance” at


Sincere thanks.


Willem Van Cotthem

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Willem Van Cotthem

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