Garden Pictures! Every year it's the same thing. I always find myself thumbing through garden magazines. Looking for the one particular photo that's gonna give me that tiny bit of inspiration that I'm looking for. Something that just says, WOW! I want to do that!!
And funny, even today while driving, I was trying to picture how to design a hanging basket for my back deck. Then I thought, "HELLO!!".......use your own website for a little inspiration!!
Well, hopefully you can do just that. Use these pages as an online magazine of colorful, inspiring garden pictures that will surely entice you to explore different arrangements and container garden combinations.
Sort through the thumbnail photos (click on them to enlarge), find one that strikes you as "THE ONE", then go for it!!
Don't let anything hold you back. Container gardening is a simple, fun, yet elegant way of utilizing small spaces, patios, balconies, or even adding some spice to the traditional garden. Put containers anywhere and watch that space come to life!
Below is one of my most favorite garden pictures of all. The elegance, yet simplicity of the design is what I love.
They've taken what would be a mostly drab exterior, and splashed an array of color and uniqueness to the front porch.
With the picture to the right, lovely hanging baskets serve as the perfect accent pieces to the beautiful urns located on the porch.
Notice the green ivy scaling it's way up the brick. The hanging baskets blend very well with the landscape and garden. The ivy is a great way to see that blend.
I just love urns. How ornamental! And the over-flowing hanging basket above it makes for a nice flow and pattern. The container to the left is striking with the ever popular Geraniums and Coleus.
To the right, one more view of these delightful displays.
Often times, many think that more is better. Here's proof that a few splashes of color is all it takes to get the job done!
Everything is so tastefully done, not a hint of "too much" is seen.
Gazing to our left, you can see that "no stone has went unturned." A nice hanging basket has...hum...well, it's been hung...obviously!!.....over the side of the railing.
There's a nice contrast of color with the basket being over the white slats.
Also, notice the neat little basket container in the corner of the railing. A beautiful is pansy popping up.
With the picture to the right, what I truly enjoy, is the "unseen" line between garden and container garden. You can hardly tell where the containers start and stop.
A truly magnificent way of utilizing a small entry space to it's fullest. The design of this walkway I feel, is top-notch!