Container gardening – a term that allows for gardening within the confines of planters or containers – can be a great way to add life to small spaces. During cold Wisconsin winters, container gardening can also be practical – you can move boxes and pots into sheds or garages for protection from the elements.
We love containers – be they pretty window planters or decorative elevated beds – as a way to add flair to any garden, patio, or outdoor area. Even better? You can mix and match, adding small shrubs, herbs, or even annual flowers without the commitment of a landscaped garden.
Here are six seriously “springy” pieces of inspiration to help you start your own container garden on any scale this spring.
Want to know what will grow in your space? This infographic from Fix.com shows how well different plants grow in varying amounts of space, and this infographic shows how much water/soil is needed for common plants.
Look at these adorable Mason Jar Herbs from The Snug. We can just see these in a kitchen!
Group containers artfully for a distinct look.
Forget to water? No problem. Try a vertical succulent garden.
Combine multiple types of plants, both flowering and non, for a unique look. (Image: Ball Horticultural)
Add a bench to make your container garden a relaxing space.
These gorgeous window boxes do well in the shade.
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