Inspiring
Container Garden Photos

Garden Photos can be the fuel in our gas tanks. They can power our designs, and inspire our creative sides, more than anyone can imagine.

We've included many different container garden pictures to drive our minds into creativity.

Click any image to see an enlargement, where each plant is labeled, so you can copy the design for your own garden displays! (Links open in a new window/tab on our site.) Or send us your own photos!

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Gaillardias, Asparagus Fern, Drachaena. Click for full description and care advice

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Geraniums, Philodendron, Sweet Pea, Lobelia, Begonia, English Ivy. Click for full description and care advice

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Passion Flower, Purple Fountain Grass. Click for full description and care advice

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Petunias, Geraniums, Purple Fountain Grass, Shooting Star. Click for full description and care advice

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Pansies, Coleus, Calibrachoa. Click for full description and care advice

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Agadanthus. Click for full description and care advice

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Alyssum, Ageratum. Click for full description and care advice

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Geraniums, Vining Petunias, Petunias, Lobelia. Click for full description and care advice

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Petunias. Click for full description and care advice

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Swedish Ivy, Impatiens, Goldenrod. Click for full description and care advice

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Chives, Sage. Click for full description and care advice

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Petunias, Vinca. Click for full description and care advice

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Dracaena, Ivy Geranium, Wave Petunia. Click for full description and care advice

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Tuberous Double Begonia, Pine. Click for full description and care advice

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Coleus, Begonia. Click for full description and care advice

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Star Flowers, Grape Hyacinths. Click for full description and care advice

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Begonia, Lobelia, Geranium. Click for full description and care advice

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Dusty Miller, Pansies, Caladium. Click for full description and care advice

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Swedish Ivy, Candy Corn Vine, Dianthus, Petunia, Ornamental Grass. Click for full description and care advice

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Nasturtiums, Ivy Geraniums, Vining Petunias. Click for full description and care advice


More Lovely Container Garden Photos

Hibiscus and Calibrachoa, pink and purple! Click for full description and care advice

Beautiful Hibiscus and Calibrachoa
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A raised flower bed created from stone. Click to see full recipe and care advice

Canna-based Raised Flower Bed
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Container Hanging Basket with Osteospermum, Stock, Pansy and Pussy willow. Click for full description and care advice

An Energetic Four-Plant Display
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Container Hanging Basket with Osteospermum, Stock, Pansy and Pussy willow. Click for full description and care advice

Flowers Let the Container Shine!
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Containers Used In a traditional garden. Click to identify each plant type

Containers in Traditional Garden
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Growing herbs and fruit in containers. Click for full description

Kitchen Herbs and Fruits
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While our focus was on container garden displays, we've also included several traditional garden photos where planters are included.

These pictures are included because many of us forget the value of adding containers to our landscape design. When nothing else will suffice, planters can fill in gaps and spaces where color or design is needed.

So always think about including them when and wherever you can. Balconies, patios, poolsides, along with porches and sidewalks are all superb places you can add containers.

Try incorporating aquatic plants in and around your garden fountains and water features. Click here to learn more about Container Water Gardens.

If your looking for more photos, be sure to click on the link toward the bottom of this page. It's labeled, "Photo Gallery." We hope you find what you're looking for.

Good Luck and Enjoy!

Container Garden Pictures

Below is a great example that proves a container can have basically one color.

Hibiscus and Calibrachoa, pink and purple! Click for full description and care advice

The pink color is the perfect "icing on the cake". BUT, a container CAN HAVE only one color!

Color combinations from various flowers are wonderful, but oftentimes one can make a great statement... as this display has done. Click for full description and care advice.

Container Hanging Basket with Osteospermum, Stock, Pansy and Pussy willow. Click for full description and care advice

With the picture to the right, what I find so appealing about this container combination, is the choice of "soft" colors.

The light pink and white blooms really pop out against the background of green foliage. Click for full recipe and care ideas.

A raised flower bed created from stone. Click to see full recipe and care advice

I'm a HUGE Canna fan. Don't be afraid to use Cannas in containers. They are terrific. This is a nice show of the thriller, filler, and spiller method.

The Canna makes a gorgeous thriller. I love the purple accent from the Potato Vine as it "spills" over the side. Click for full recipe!

Growing herbs and fruit in containers is very easy. Click for full description

This is an interesting display of Herbs. Goes to show you that even a Container Herb Garden can add value to a Patio Design, while filling the old stomach!

Not a bit of color other than green... and I still like it! Click for description.

Containers Used In a traditional garden. Click to identify each plant type

The biggest thing I want us to see here, is that Containers can add a tremendous amount of value to the traditional garden space.

You almost don't notice the pots, but look and you'll see them. They would provide such a vast array of diversity in any garden. Great fillers in any space! Click to see the identity of all the plants.

Elegant Container Garden with Verbena, Bacopa, Cordylin, Calibrachoa, Kiwi Fern Coleus. Click for full recipe and care advice

Not to sound like a "broken record", but with the picture to the right, what I find eye-catching, is the transition between garden and container garden.

The container blends so naturally with its surroundings, that it all seems as one... even though there are two distinct forms of gardening.

The color of the planter is what makes it happen! Click the garden photo or this link for full recipe and care ideas.

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See Other Photos, Stories And Tips On Container Gardening

Click on the links below to see some great pictures, stories and tips about Growing in containers. They were all taken and written by other visitors to this page.

Container Garden Pictures: A, H = Geraniums, B = Philodendron, C = Sweet Pea, D, G = Lobelia, E = Begonia, F = English Ivy Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A, H = Geraniums, B = Philodendron, C = Sweet Pea, D, G = Lobelia, E = Begonia, F = English Ivy Image used under a …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Dusty Miller B = Pansies C = Caladium Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Dusty Miller B = Pansies C = Caladium Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Begonia B = Lobelia C = Geranium Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Begonia B = Lobelia C = Geranium Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Miss …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Fuchsia B = Sweet Potato Vine C, D, E, = Pansies F, G = Coleus H, I = Calibrachoa Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Fuchsia B = Sweet Potato Vine C, D, E, = Pansies F, G = Coleus H, I = Calibrachoa Image used under a creative …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Petunias B = Geraniums C = Purple Fountain Grass D = Shooting Star Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Petunias B = Geraniums C = Purple Fountain Grass D = Shooting Star Image used under a creative commons licence …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Swedish Ivy B = Impatiens C = Goldenrod Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Swedish Ivy B = Impatiens C = Goldenrod Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Swedish Ivy B = Candy Corn Vine C = Dianthus D = Petunia E = Ornamental Grass Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Swedish Ivy B = Candy Corn Vine C = Dianthus D = Petunia E = Ornamental Grass Image used under a creative commons …

Container Garden Pictures: Agadanthus Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Agadanthus Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of edgeplot and Flickr Agapanthus …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Gaillardias B = Asparagus Fern C = Drachaena Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Gaillardias B = Asparagus Fern C = Drachaena Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Passion Flower B = Purple Fountain Grass Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Passion Flower B = Purple Fountain Grass Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Petunias B, C = Vinca Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Petunias B, C = Vinca Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of BeckyCortino and …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Star Flowers B = Grape Hyacinths Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Star Flowers B = Grape Hyacinths Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of djsmiley2k …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Dracaena B = Ivy Geranium C = Wave Petunia Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Dracaena B = Ivy Geranium C = Wave Petunia Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Coleus B = Begonia C = Begonia Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Coleus B = Begonia C = Begonia Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of London …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Tuberous Double Begonia B = Pine Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Tuberous Double Begonia B = Pine Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Bill …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Chives B = Sage Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Chives B = Sage Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of rfarmer and Flickr …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Nasturtiums B = Ivy Geraniums C = Vining Petunias Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A = Nasturtiums B = Ivy Geraniums C = Vining Petunias Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission …

Container Garden Pictures: Petunias Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: Petunias Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Coventry City Council and Flickr …

Container Garden Pictures: A, B, C = Geraniums D = Vining Petunias E = Petunias F = Lobelia Not rated yet
Container Garden Pictures: A, B, C = Geraniums D = Vining Petunias E = Petunias F = Lobelia Image used under a creative commons licence with …

Container Garden Pictures: A = Alyssum B = Ageratum Not rated yet
Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of Joana Roja and Flickr Alyssum are sweet and simple annuals you can start …

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