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Design and Planning

What do you want your container garden to do? What is your personal style? The difference between knowing what you want and getting what you want is YOU, so plan; create; design and choose.

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden star
Hummingbirds are a joy to watch and beautiful in the garden. You can easily grow a garden to attract and nourish these beautiful birds in almost any climate. Here are some design ideas using easy-to grow container plants for your container garden.

Autumn Flowers for Containers star
As the weather starts to cool, your summer containers may be looking a little aged. Don´t despair! There are still plants available to give your garden a burst of color. Many choices go well with other autumn decorations, like pumpkins and dried corn. Here are some great autumn planting ideas.

Combining Plants for Visual Effect star
Don't limit yourself to one plant per container! Create beautiful container gardens by combining plants in the same container for maximum visual effect.

Container Design Ideas – Blue and Purple Annuals star
Blues and Purples are especially calming colors and may be exactly what you want for a certain area of your garden. Here are several design ideas for hanging baskets, containers, and groupings using ten easy-to-grow purple and blue annual flowers.

Container Design Ideas – Red and Pink Annuals star
Red and Pink are vibrant colors for your containers and signify passion and love. Here are several design ideas for hanging baskets, containers, and groupings using ten easy-to-grow red and pink annual flowers.

Container Design Ideas – Yellow and Orange Annuals star
Yellow and orange are vibrant colors for your containers and brighten up any area. Here are several design ideas for hanging baskets, containers, and groupings using twelve easy-to-grow yellow and orange annual flowers.

Container Garden Décor star
Your flowers, containers, plants and edibles offer so much in your container garden – why not enhance their environment with other decoratives like tuned wind chimes or music or yard art or statuary? Maybe this will get your creativity going - once you start, so does the fun and you may need brakes!

Containers for Decorating Doorways star
Stand back from any one of your entrances. What do your visitors see? Do you have space for a plant or two? Is yours an entrance that says WELCOME? Front, back, patio entrances? Door from your balcony into your home? Here we explore some good ideas that say ‘Step right in … sit right down’

Create an Urns-only Container Garden star
Low maintenance gardening at its best comes in the various shapes of urns – planted up with all sorts of flowering plants, shrubs, cacti or grasses and they make such a lovely statement, offer simple beauty, timeless elegance and are easy for anyone to do, versatility ensured, why not try?

Decorative Winter Container Gardens star
The growing season may be over, but that doesn´t mean you have to do without the beauty of a container garden for the winter! Several wonderful arrangements can be made for the winter that will withstand frost and even a light snow, and deep cold if kept protected. Here´s how!

Five Good Vegetable Growing Tips star
Believe it or not, seasoned gardeners make mistakes all the time and nearly as often as those just starting out. Here we cover the Five MORE Container Gardening mistakes by gardeners. These are Care and Maintenance; Planting practices; Watering and Drainage; Harvesting and Making Mistakes anyway!

Five Vegetable Container Mistakes star
Believe it or not, seasoned gardeners make mistakes all the time and nearly as often as those just starting out. Here we cover the first Five Container Gardening mistakes by gardeners. These are The Gardener; Planning; Budget Basics; Growing Conditions and Plant Choices. There are more to come!

Halloween Decorating with Containers star
With the coming of Fall a lot of your containers will start to look ragged. You can easily dress them up for decorating your porch or entry by adding a few fall flowers, autumn bouquets of silk or plastic, and harvest vegetables. Here are some ways to turn your dying plants into Autumn Wonders!

Mixing Textures and Colors for Visual Impact star
Read more about combining plants with different leaf color, textures, and flowers to create container gardens with visual impact.

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