Stunning and Easy Container Garden Designs For You

Get inspired by container garden designs that are super-easy to recreate at home. Just click an image and follow the instructions to make the design for yourself.

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Design 1: Petunias, Impatiens,
Phlox, Lobelia

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Design 2: Tulips



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Design 3: Snapdragons,
Petunias

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Design 4: Daffodils

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Design 5: Pansies, Trailing Ivy

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Why Container Gardening is So Versatile

Container gardening offers you the chance to grow plants anywhere, in a yard or on a balcony or porch.

You can take your containers indoors and create your own garden oasis in any room. And with container gardening, you can garden in an apartment or city.

Three other positives of including container gardening in your garden designs are:

you don't have to dig or till a garden spot.

It's also easier on the back and knees, and you can easily change the look of your container garden by moving a few containers or pots.

And if you really want to create a unique garden, mix your pots. You can go terracotta, or use an old beat-up teapot.

This stunning container garden design will brighten up your yard

My saying is, "If it will hold dirt, then it can be a container!"

As you can see from this Barbie Dream Car convertible toy, repurposed as a home for ferns, the 'green' movement gives a whole new meaning to recycling!

See this page for "extreme recycled" container gardening ideas...

...including paint cans, tires, a shopping trolley, old tree stump and much, much more!

Now it's time to consider which plants you will grow alone, add to your flower garden, etc.

Vegetables, trees, shrubs, flowers and fruit all grow well on containers. And mixing all the varieties will add to your garden oasis look.

Steps to Include Containers in Your Garden Designs

Plants of choice – chose your plants beforehand to help you pick the pots you will need.

Start collecting:

  • planting pots and containers – get creative
  • soiless potting mix
  • rich soil or compost
  • organic fertilizer
  • small rocks
  • pea grave

1. Are you growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, or a mix in your Garden Designs? I suggest mixing them. You get a colorful look and companion planting helps most plants to grow and thrive better. Your choices will be based on your needs.

Superb container garden design, overflowing with colors and textures Photo used under creative commons licence with the kind permission
of Flickr and SDCDeaCerte

2. Make sure your containers are clean and dirt-free. I usually wash my pots with a light bleach or vinegar and them let them air until they are dry.

Also check for good drainage and make sure, particularly if your containers are indoors, that you have them sitting on a plate, saucer or reservoir to catch any water.

For all indoor containers I use pebbles in reservoir trays to help the plant drain and to add humidity around the plants. Sometimes a plastic container inside the pot is a good idea.

And finally when choosing a container, remember that the larger the plant when it's mature, the bigger the container should be.

3. Your plants will only be as good as your soil, so buy high quality soil or use compost. Indoors, I tend to use more soilless potting mixes. It cuts down on indoor plant diseases. And make sure to have organic fertilizer on hand for you plants, particularly vegetables. They will require an extra boost to produce a good crop.

4. Layer half to three-quarters of an inch of pea gravel in the bottom of your containers to help drainage and root health. Small clean pebbles can also be used.

Next, place the soil in the container, pack it down and slowly add some water, making sure you don’t add too much water or it will overflow and your soil will follow.

5. I let the pot sit for a bit and settle and drain. After the pot sits and drains, its time to add your plants or seeds. When the plant or seeds have started to grow and get used to their pot, I will add some organic fertilizer. Read the directions to make sure you apply the proper amount.

Your container garden plants are ready to be enjoyed in any and all garden designs!

Most flowers and vegetable like sun and would benefit form 5 to 7 hours of sun. Place these plants in an area where they will receive the most sunlight during the day.

Time will help you decide what amount of sun a plant needs. You can also pick up a good gardening book or search the web for additional information!

This stunning container garden design will brighten up your yard Photo used under creative commons licence with the kind permission of Flickr and daryl_mitchell

Remember, the advantage of containers is that they can be moved. And when you group them together it makes a very pleasing display.

Container gardening lends itself to city and apartment gardeners. And although I don’t live in a city I enjoy my container gardens and potted plants for their ease in growing and their artistic value they add to my home.

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Container Garden Design: Hibiscus 
Container Garden Design: A = Hibiscus Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of mj. and Flickr One hibiscus …

Container Garden Design: A = Lobelia, B = Alonsoa, C = Petunia, D = Calibrachoa, E = Diascia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Lobelia, B = Alonsoa, C = Petunia, D = Calibrachoa, E = Diascia Image used under a creative commons licence with …

Container Garden Design: A = Euphorbia, B = Sedum, C = Golden Sedum, D = Echeveria, E = Semprevivum Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Euphorbia, B = Sedum, C = Golden Sedum, D = Echeveria, E = Semprevivum Image used under a creative commons licence …

Container Garden Design: A = Elephant Ear, B = Sweet Potato Vine, C = Torenia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Elephant Ear, B = Sweet Potato Vine, C = Torenia Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission …

Container Garden Design: A = Petunia, B = Pansy, C = Marigold Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Petunia, B = Pansy, C = Marigold Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Douglas …

Container Garden Design: A = Lobelia, B = Cineraria Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Lobelia, B = Cineraria Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Helen Olney and …

Container Garden Design: A = Zinnia, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Coleus, D = Agave, E = Geranium, F = Yarrow, G = Canna Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Zinnia, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Coleus, D = Agave, E = Geranium, F = Yarrow, G = Canna Image used under a creative …

Container Garden Design: A = Perilla, B = Petunia, C = Creeping Jenny Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Perilla, B = Petunia, C = Creeping Jenny Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of …

Container Garden Design: A = Arborvitae, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Petunia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Arborvitae, B = Zonal Geranium, C = Petunia Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission …

Container Garden Design: A = Lantana, B = Osteospermum, C = Angelonia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Lantana, B = Osteospermum, C = Angelonia Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of …

Container Garden Design: A = Miniature Rose, B = Regal Geranium Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Miniature Rose, B = Regal Geranium Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Beedle …

Container Garden Design: Nicotiana Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Nicotiana Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Detsang and Flickr Nicotiana …

Container Garden Design: A = Lantana, B = Scaveola Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Lantana, B = Scaveola Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Daryl Mitchell and …

Container Garden Design: A = Aster, B = Petunia, C = Parsley, D = Peppers, E = Lavender, F = Asparagus Fern Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Aster, B = Petunia, C = Parsley, D = Peppers, E = Lavender, F = Asparagus Fern Image used under a creative commons …

Container Garden Design: Lewisia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Lewisia Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Alaina B and Flickr It looks …

Container Garden Design: A = Geranium, B = Rose, C = Palm, D = Ivy Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Geranium, B = Rose, C = Palm, D = Ivy Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Lynne …

Container Garden Design: A = Canna , B = Petunia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Canna , B = Petunia Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Daryl Mitchell and …

Container Garden Design: English Daisy Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: English Daisy Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Lynne Hand and Flickr A large, …

Container Garden Design: A = Pansy, B = Creeping Jenny, C = Persian Shield, D= Mimulus, E= Torenia, F = Fuchsia Gartenmeister, G = New Guinea Impatiens Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Pansy, B = Creeping Jenny, C = Persian Shield, D= Mimulus, E= Torenia, F = Fuchsia Gartenmeister, G = New Guinea Impatiens

Container Garden Design: A = Geranium, B = Alonsoa, C = Petunia, D = Geranium, E = Salvia, F = Osteospermum Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: A = Geranium, B = Alonsoa, C = Petunia, D = Geranium, E = Salvia, F = Osteospermum Image used under a creative commons …

Container Garden Design: Pansies, Trailing Ivy Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: Pansies, Trailing Ivy This garden design shows a really easy-to-care-for hanging basket. The two main flowers for this …

Container Garden Design: Daffodils Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: Daffodils This garden design proves a BIG point that we hear among gardeners worldwide. Less is more! The only thing …

Container Garden Design: Snapdragon, Petunia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: Snapdragon, Petunia Use this garden design and knock the socks off of your neighbors. These two flowers together create …

Container Garden Design: Yellow Tulips Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: Yellow Tulips In our next garden design, we show a Springtime favorite... the Tulip! Whatever color or colors you chose, …

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Container Garden Design: Petunia, Impatiens, Phlox, Lobelia Not rated yet
Container Garden Design: Petunia, Impatiens, Phlox, Lobelia In this container garden design, we can see the big impact that this Container Garden …

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