Container gardening

Parsley leaves

4 quick-snip edible plants for containers

Carol Pope

Here's how to create a year-round supply of nutritious, edible garden plants in a cut-and-come-again garden with container gardening.

My Garden Containers app

Michael Fox

The My Garden Containers app helps you to create stunning plant combinations for beautiful containers by giving you confidence to mix and match plants.

Carol Pope's compact but bountiful kitchen container garden. (All photos by Carol Pope)

9 fabulous edibles for kitchen garden

Carol Pope

From the cluster of terracotta pots in her container kitchen garden, Carol Pope picks herbs, strawberries, blueberries, currants, and even figs and apples.

Dwarf Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’) growing in a container. (Photo by Brendan Adam-Zwelling)

Dwarf ‘Beni-hime’ Japanese maple perfect for container

Judith Adam

The dwarf Japanese maple Acer palmatum ‘Beni-hime’ is perfect for planting in a container. It doesn’t reach its potential size in the container.

Mulching helps to sun-proof containers in full sun. (Garden Making photo)

Sun-proofing containers

Judith Adam

Containers with plants placed where it’s hot needed sun-proofing. Here's what you can do to protect from the sun.