Choosing Plants for Container Gardens
Plants that Grow Well in Containers
Container gardens offer the advantage of changing your garden with every season. The choice of plant material is limited only by your climate and your imagination. Keep in mind the scale of the container and how aggressively the plant grows. While you want your container garden to look full, fast growers will quickly outgrow their pots. The following choices should get you thinking.
Combining Plants in Containers
Container gardening offers immediate gratification. You can experiment with new plants and combinations. If you don’t like the result, start over with minimal trouble. There are no rules for designing a container garden. However, there are certain design principles that can be scaled to container size and make creating effective container...
Fall Containers - Plants to Extend the Season
The cooler weather of fall can actually be a relief to many plants. They'll start to flower again, after resting in the heat of summer. Choose a few of these top fall colored flowers and plants, to keep your containers looking good.
Fall Container Gardening - Video
Here's a quick video with tips and plant picks to keep your containers looking good well past summer.
More Fall Container Tips
Tips from the New York Botanical Garden for planting fall containers and keeping them going, including plant choices and winter care.
Ornamental Grasses for Containers
Growing ornamental grasses in containers is a great way to feature grasses without the worry of them spreading or taking over the garden. Here are my top ten picks for ornamental grasses grown in containers.
Herbs are easy to grow in containers, but growing them indoors takes a little extra help. Here's how to keep your indoor herbs healthy.