11 Creative Container Garden Ideas
The woodland near Martha's home in Maine is lush with mosses, lichens, and ferns, which she pots in decorative containers. Later, everything is returned to the outdoors. It's one of our favorite container garden ideas!
These window boxes are big enough to grow all sorts of herbs, including oregano, basil, chives, and rosemary.
A Well-Planned Box
The perfect window boxes will be dense with foliage even when flowers are scarce. Perennials heuchera 'Amber Waves' and 'Plum Pudding' blossom in late spring, but their leaves are hardy even past the first frost. The finely cut foliage of chrysanthemum 'Sheffield Pink' adds texture until it's overshadowed by a fall showing of dainty salmon-colored petals. Because the display is anchored around the lush greenery of cryptomeria 'Compressa' and dark-purple barberry 'Bagatelle' -- an evergreen and a semi-evergreen, respectively -- blooms are an added bonus.
The Green Wall
Whether you are looking for privacy or you just want to pretend you live in the secret garden, these copper gutter pots are definitely a neat container garden idea.
A Grand Entrance
Though pricey, chimney flues also make a grand spot to prop up plants. Choose antique or new pots and place a plastic pot liner inside each. We filled ours with purple cordylines, silver tradescantia, and rex begonia vine (Cissus discolor).
There's something so regal about having a tower to call your own. Situate this compact herb garden in a sunny spot near the kitchen for easy snipping.
Modular Succulent Planters
Fun with cinder blocks! You can arrange these any way you like!
A water garden instantly gives the plants on display in your garden or home an artistic flair. Mix floating greens with submerged varieties to play with the space of your container and create a totally unique look.