Container Plants

Tall blue salvia, coleus, double impatiens and English ivy. (Garden Making photo)

Perfect container plants

Beckie Fox

When shopping for container plants, it helps to have a list of favourites that you can always count on. Here are Beckie Fox's suggestions.

Pothos plant (Photo by Pixabay)

Why aren’t my pothos plants growing?

Judith Adam

I planted cuttings of my variegated pothos that had been rooted in water. That was over a year ago and they have not grown a centimetre.

Cherry red ivy geraniums won’t shy away from intense sun and heat. (Photo by Garden Making)

6 container plants looking good in the heat

Beckie Fox

Container plants need to stand up to summer heat and humidity. Here are 6 container plants performing well for Garden Making Editor-in-Chief Beckie Fox.

A selection of foliage plants with contrasting textures and shapes adds interest to a shady corner.

Foliage shines in container plants for shade

Beckie Fox

Choose interesting foliage for container plants for shade. Use a combination of leaf shapes and textures to add beauty to a shady setting.

It’s easy to see why the vine is called Spanish flag. (Garden Making photo)

A salute to annual Spanish flag vine

Beckie Fox

Annual vines are easy to grow and well-behaved, and most have intriguing blooms. My current favourite is Spanish flag vine, a.k.a. firecracker vine.

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