Container gardening: How to design and plant a container

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Garden Making Editor-in-Chief Beckie Fox

In this container gardening video, you get container garden ideas and tips on how to choose colours and combine plants. You can create a gorgeous container that looks full and beautiful from the start. You will learn basics for how to design a container garden.

Garden Making Editor-in-Chief Beckie Fox provides these pointers about container gardening:

  • Plan first; plant later. From where will the container be seen? What’s the backdrop?
  • Think about which plants are thrillers, which are fillers and and which are spillers
  • How to mix colours and textures, flowers and foliage
  • Easy ideas for design
  • How many plants to put in each container? Lots!

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1 thought on “Container gardening: How to design and plant a container”

  1. Thanks for mentioning about how to know what colors go with each others. I will be looking into knowing how to do this with my own flowers. I will keep these tips in mind for the future.


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